Film: Notfilm

Film - Feature | February 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1965 Samuel Beckett released his only film, a collaboration with Buster Keaton that obliquely explored cinema and perception. Ross Lipman’s fascinating kino-essay examines the production and implications of the resulting Film. Drawing on outtakes, audio recordings, and other rare archival materials, Notfilm is “a brilliant examination of its significance in relation to Beckett’s dramatic works and to film theory. Lipman very persuasively and masterfully shows Film's continuing importance” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

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