Kosmopolis 17

Alpha Nights

Notfilm [Premiere]

Ross Lipman

United States, 2015, 128’, Original version with Spanish subtitles

Alpha Channel

  • Thursday 23 March, 21.30 - 23.40
  • Auditorium
  • 4 €

In 1964, Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: an embattled collaboration with Buster Keaton on the production of Film, a short avant-garde silent work. The film they made along with director Alan Schneider, publisher Barney Rosset, and cinematographer Boris Kaufman, has been the subject of praise and controversy for decades. Notfilm is an essay on Film’s production and its philosophical implications, utilising outtakes, “lost” audio recordings, and other rare archival elements.