Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Apr 1, 2016
7:30pm

NOTFILM
In Person Guest!
NOTFILM
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 Nobel prize winning playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett ("Waiting for Godot," "Endgame"), a key figure in Theatre of the Absurd.

Discussion following the feature with actor James Karen, moderated by Adam Hyman of Los Angeles Filmforum.
NOTFILM
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
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Fri, Apr 1, 2016 • 7:30pm

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