Ross Lipman’s exhaustive documentary essay explores a strange, mysterious and unknown corner of cinema history.
Notfilm + Film
Lipman’s exhaustive documentary essay explores a strange, mysterious and unknown corner of cinema history - the single film work simply called Film from one of theatre’s great playwrights and Nobel Prize recipient - Samuel Beckett.
In 1965 the great author of the stage classic Waiting for Godot penned a 20 minute short experimental film that was to be directed by Alan Schneider and starring Buster Keaton. Almost completely silent and filled with Beckett trademarks, Film wasn’t widely well received but it’s process makes for fascinating viewing in Lipman’s feature documentary.
Brimming with outtakes, audio recordings and interviews galore with friends, family and contemporaries, Notfilm is a rare look inside the process and mind of a great and often misunderstood artist.
In a one-off opportunity, Beckett’s film Film will screen after a short intermission post Lipman’s documentary.