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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Apr 2, 2016

Director Ross Lipman In Person!
Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

Program begins with “Film” (1965, 20 min. Dir. Alan Schneider). Buster Keaton stars as a man trying to escape from perception of all kinds in this near-silent avant-garde short penned by Samuel Beckett.

Panel discussion following the feature with director Ross Lipman, actor James Karen, and photographer I.C. Rapoport, moderated by Adam Hyman of Los Angeles Filmforum.
2015, Milestone Films, 128 min, Dir: Ross Lipman

Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s only screenplay was for a visionary 1965 short starring Buster Keaton; while working to restore it, archivist-filmmaker Ross Lipman discovered missing footage and fell under the spell of this cinematic curiosity. The resulting kino-essay exploring the making and meaning of “Film” includes outtakes, previously unreleased audio of production meetings and other rare archival elements, as well as numerous interviews. "Lipman finds in 'Film' genuine insights about Beckett’s work as a whole, and even about the nature of the movies." - Sidhartha Mahanta, The New Yorker

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Apr 2, 2016 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Fri, Apr 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian