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With James Karen in conversation with Kirk Ellis

Completely fascinating! … A thoughtful, incisive meditation on its decades-old events, gossipy and philosophical by turn, joining microscopic analysis of the filmmakers' lofty intentions with juicy morsels of information … unreservedly recommended.” –LA Times

In 1964, author Samuel Beckett, on the cusp of winning his Nobel Prize, set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: a collaboration with Buster Keaton on an avant-garde film. Their film, completed with director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, and co-starring James Karen, is the subject of a Ross Lipman’s engaging, idiosyncratic essay. (U.S., 2016, 130m, digital, Milestone Films)

7p Thursday May 26