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[Vancouver, BC] Samuel Beckett’s Foray With “Notfilm” Screening

26 Oct

notfilm-md-webBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Plays at
The Cinematheque
200 – 1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 7:00pm

Writer Samuel Beckett is one of those special talents whose works helped influence several generations. As a playwright, theatre director and poet, the material he penned paved the way for Critic Martin Esslin to coin the term, “Theatre of the Absurd.” This categorization of works shows mankind’s reaction to a world that seems to have no meaning. Either he or she is a puppet controlled or manipulated by outside forces. To see this style get represented in cinema requires a person of vision to explore Beckett’s foray into film. The aptly titled documentary Notfilm by director Ross Lipman will be the spotlight starting this Thursday at The Cinematheque in Vancouver, BC.

The product Beckett made, Film is considered by cinema buffs to be an “interesting failure.”

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