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Milestone is Crowd-Funding Doc on Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton

Milestone is Crowd-Funding Doc on Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton

For 25
years Milestone has restored and released classic, independent, and
international art house cinema. Now for the first time the renowned
distribution company will be producing a film, a meditative and mesmerizing
documentary by Ross Lipman. “Notfilm” explores the making and meaning of
one of cinema’s most unlikely collaborations—the teaming of playwright Samuel
Beckett
and silent film star Buster
Keaton
in creation of the 1965 short film, “Film.”

Milestone
has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the
completion of “Notfilm.” They would be very grateful if as many
people as possible could check it out and share it with friends, patrons and
other film fans.

You can visit the Kickstarter page HERE

The company has shown the
work-in-progress version of the documentary to a few people and the early
response has been wonderful. Film historian and best-selling biographer Scott
Eyman wrote:

A two-hour
documentary film about a half-hour film sounds ridiculous, but not if the film
is Samuel Beckett’s ‘Film.’ The confluence of Beckett, Buster Keaton and Alan
Schneider is joined by Ross Lipman, who functions here as a cultural
archaeologist of the highest order. ‘Notfilm’ joins the very short list of great movies about the movies.” — Scott
Eyman (author ofJohn Wayne: The Life and Legend)

Milestone is hoping to release the
completed “Notfilm” later in 2015.

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