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Notfilm (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 April 2016 (USA)
A documentary inquiry into the strange but true collaboration of Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton.

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Ross Lipman

Writer:

Ross Lipman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Lipman Ross Lipman ... Narrator (voice)
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow ... Himself
Judith Douw Judith Douw ... Herself
S.E. Gontarski S.E. Gontarski ... Himself
James Karen ... Himself
James Knowlson James Knowlson ... Himself (as Jim Knowlson)
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Mark Nixon Mark Nixon ... Himself
Barney Rosset Barney Rosset ... Himself
Steve Schapiro ... Himself
Jean Schneider Jean Schneider ... Herself
Jeannette Seaver Jeannette Seaver ... Herself
Haskell Wexler ... Himself
Billie Whitelaw ... Herself
Samuel Beckett ... Himself (archive footage)
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NOTFILM is a feature-length experimental essay on FILM -- its author Samuel Beckett, its star Buster Keaton, its 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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Documentary

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Official Sites:

Official Film Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nie film See more »

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Film Festival Screenings: (1) Hong Kong Film Festival (March 2016) (2) Film Society of Lincoln Centers' Film Comment Selects (February 2016) (3) BFI London Film Festival (4) International Film Festival Rotterdam (5) CPH: DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark). See more »

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A Waste of Time
21 March 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The Plot. NOTFILM is a feature-length experimental essay on FILM -- its author Samuel Beckett, its star Buster Keaton, its production and its philosophical implications -- utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.

Wow what a pretentious load of garbage. Jerky Lipman narrative about nothing. That goes on and on with no direction for over 2 hours. This is a 20 minute movie expanded into a sleep fest.

Interviews with 900 year old clowns who remember nothing. This movie is a waste of video.


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