Dir: Ross Lipman
Duration: 130mins + 20mins short
Director Ross Lipman is one of the world’s leading film archivists and film essayists. Having a fine record in working with hidden corners of cinema with Notfilm he brings to the fore one of those hidden and nearly lost moments. Bringing together the worlds of literature, theatre and cinema Lipman’s exhaustive work is enlighting in both its style and its content.
Staring the legendary Buster Keaton and written and conceived by Samuel Beckett, Film was intended as a unique collaboration between artists and visionaries.
NotFilm tells the story of the production of Film, exploring the creative collaboration that drew in figures including Grove Press’s Barney Rossett and director Alan Schneider (best known for directing Beckett’s works on stage).
With incredible access to archive materials – from outtakes to recordings of production meetings – the evocative, fascinating cinematic essay Notfilm explores the nature of collaboration, film and the philosophical nature of the work.
Following Notfilm, Revelation is proud to be screening Film, to enable audiences to see Schneider, Beckett and Keaton’s work.