United States | 2015 | Ross Lipman
Notfilm is a feature-length documentary on one of the strangest all-star projects in the annals of cinema. In 1964 New York City, director Alan Schneider shot an avant-garde short movie written by Waiting for Godot author Samuel Beckett (his only screenplay), starring Buster Keaton, produced by Barney Rosset of Grove Press, and photographed by Oscar winner Boris Kaufman (brother of Dziga Vertov). It was entitled Film. In his new “kino-essay” Notfilm, director Ross Lipman, a veteran restorationist at UCLA, takes a long look at this short movie, stuffing his work with rare outtakes, previously unheard audio recordings of production meetings, and new interviews . Notfilm will be followed by Film itself, now newly restored. “A charming, earnest, sometimes ungainly mixture of history, criticism and high-minded gossip.” –The NY Times. DCP. Total 150 min.
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