NOTFILM

Directed by Lipman Ross

Release Year: 2015
Running Time: 129
Color Type: Color/B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
     

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Screening Info
Cast
Lipman Ross
Samuel Beckett
Buster Keaton
Alan Schneider
Barney Rosset
Boris Kaufman

Crew
Directed by Lipman Ross

In 1964, esteemed playwright Samuel Beckett set out on an embattled collaboration with silent-era genius Buster Keaton for his only work of cinema: a short, nearly silent, avant-garde movie only known as "Film." Working alongside director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Oscar®-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, this oddball team of all-star's work has become the subject of praise, condemnation, and controversy for decades. Yet the eclectic participants are just one part of a story that stretches to the very birth of cinema, and spreads out to our understanding of human consciousness itself. NOTFILM is the feature-length movie on the making of "Film" and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings and other rare archival elements to piece together this strange web of cinematic history.