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Arriving the same week as the slickly self-reflexive Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story, William Greaves’s 1968 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Take One) shows how they used to do it back when the idea of watching people watching was still fairly new. In Central Park, couples deliver bits of dialogue about a troubled relationship, raising issues—including abortion and homosexuality—that were newly public then. But the real issue is the movie itself, which soon divides into split screens and is discussed off-site by the crew, who wonder if questioning the director’s method is the same thing as “raping” him. Never before released theatrically, and now under the auspices of middling experimentalist Steven Soderbergh, Greaves’ cock-and-bull story is a fascinating, if minor, snapshot of the ’60s avant garde. But its contemporary sponsor will understand if most people would rather wait for Ocean’s 13. The film screens at 5 p.m. (see Showtimes for other times) at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $9.25. (301) 495-6720. (Mark Jenkins)