Ross Lipman at IFFR
In 1965, famous playwright Samuel Beckett shot his only film with an old and enigmatic Buster Keaton in the leading role. The making-of shows that Keaton actually had no idea what he was doing on the set and that Beckett also regarded his film as a failure. Yet it remains an intriguing masterpiece.
Conner's Crossroads and The Exploding Digital Inevitable
Crossroads (1976), the most controversial film by avant-garde icon Bruce Conner, consists solely of images of atomic tests, set to music by Terry Riley. Former film historian and restorer Ross Lipman takes a new look at the material, and the human urge towards self-destruction. He does this in the form of a 'live documentary'.