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Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

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.

Discussion following with director Ross Lipman. To celebrate the home video launch, DVDs and Blu-rays will be available for purchase.
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 • Thu, Mar 16, 2017 • 7:30pm