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UNITED STATES | 128 minutes | 2016

The unlikely collaboration between Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton to make an avant-garde, titled Film, short imbued with the famous playwright’s absurdist imagination. In 1964, playwright Samuel Beckett took a detour into cinema by directing an avant-garde short starring comic Buster Keaton, who was famous for his many silent-era slapstick roles. Documentary-maker Ross Lipman starts from this collaboration between two famous artists to concoct a cinematic essay that argues for the importance of cinema in contemporary theatre and points up Beckett’s undeniable influence on all spheres of artistic creation.


Tuesday October 11, 2016

Program #151
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

As part of NOTFILM

Sunday October 16, 2016

Program #286
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand Seguin

As part of NOTFILM

Ross Lipman

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Ross Lipman
  • Cast Samuel Beckett (voice Only), Kevin Brownlow, Judith Douw


  • Milestone Film
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