The American Dreamer

Description: Last February, this rarely screened documentary was featured in Block Cinema‘s series “I’m Almost Not Crazy: Outsider Cinema by Hollywood Insiders.” It was presented as the second half of a double-bill with the film that gave the series its title: a fly-on-the-wall look at John Cassavetes’s directing methods on the set of 1984’s Love […]

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Film

Description: “To be is to be perceived,” wrote the 18th-century Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Some years later, modernist playwright/poet/novelist Samuel Beckett adapted this idea into a six-page script for a film entitled, of all things, Film. Perceiver and perceived are represented by two “characters,” the object (O) and the eye (E). Buster Keaton stars as […]

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