Samuel Beckett's Film & Waiting For Godot
(Alan Schneider, United States, 1961/65, DigiBeta/35mm, 140 min)
UCLA Festival of Preservation
Monday, May 07 at 07:00PM
Seeking a dose and a half of absurdity? You can't do any better than Samuel Beckett's "Film" his only screenplay, clocking in at 20 minutes long followed by the television adaptation of Waiting For Godot with Zero Mostel. Produced for the 1960s series Play of the Week, which endured minimal funding in exchange for freedom from McCarthy-era censorship, Waiting for Godot restored a comedic legend who had been blacklisted for nearly a decade. Preceding Mostel is Buster Keaton in Film. Keaton attempts to avoid pursuit by a mysterious all-seeing eye but what good is his remaining unseen if "to be is to be perceived"?
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122