NOTFILM

By Ross LIPMAN

MILESTONE FILM & VIDEO - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Art - Culture - Completed 2015

NOTFILM is a feature-length essay on Samuel Beckett's FILM production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements. Starring Buster Keaton and Barney Rosset.

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BFI London FF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 128 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ross LIPMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ross LIPMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Amy HELLER (MILESTONE FILM & VIDEO), Dennis DOROS (MILESTONE FILM & VIDEO)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short avant-garde film. Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later. Keaton, in his waning years, never lived to see Beckett’s canonization. The film they made along with director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, has been the subject of praise, condemnation, and controversy for decades. Yet the eclectic participants are just one part of a story that stretches to the very birth of cinema, and spreads out to our understanding of human consciousness itself.

      NOTFILM is a feature-length essay on FILM’s production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.
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