SATURDAY 4 PM L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL FILM / NOT FILM
Written by Samuel BeckettDirected by Alan SchneiderCinematography by Boris KaufmanStarring Buster Keaton
Samuel Beckett, the celebrated author of Waiting for Godot, made a single work for projected cinema.Its in essence a chase film; the craziest ever committed to celluloid.Its a chase between camera and pursued image that finds existential dread embedded in the very apparatus of the movies itself.The link to cinemas essence is evident in the casting, as the chased object is none other than an aged Buster Keaton, who was understandably befuddled at Beckett and director Alan Schneiders imperative that he keep his face hidden from the cameras gaze.The archetypal levels resonate further in the exquisite cinematography of Academy Award-winner Boris Kaufman, whose brothers Dziga Vertov and Mikhail Kaufman created the legendary self-reflexive masterpiece Man With a Movie Camera.Commissioned and produced by Grove Presss Barney Rosset,FILMis at once the product of a stunningly all-star assembly of talent, and a cinematic conundrum that asks more questions than it answers.
NOT FILMUSA2:10:00 min
A kino-essay by Ross Lipman
NOTFILM is the feature-length movie on FILMs production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.
Produced byDennis Doros and Amy Heller.
Featuring:Kevin Brownlow, Judith Douw, S.E. Gontarski,James Karen, Buster Keaton, James Knowlson, Leonard Maltin, Mark Nixon, Barney Rosset, Steve Schapiro, Jean Schneider,Jeannette Seaver, Haskell Wexler, Billie Whitelaw and the voices of Samuel Beckett, Boris Kaufman, and Alan Schneider.
Post screening talk by film historianScott Eyman
Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre (View)
713 Lake Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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