Sunday, April 3, 2016

Never Underestimate Procrastination: Text & Photos

 Photos Liza Béar
New York, April 2, 2016--Never underestimate procrastination. Returning hoome from a late Saturday afternoon prowl through the Union Square farmer's market--this week devoid of Bernie grassrooters , because registration to vote closed last Friday--reluctance to climb my building's intransigeant stairs and the proximity of that building to a prison-turned movie theatre, led me to cross the avenue instead and to catch Samuel Beckett's recently restored, wonderful silent 22-min b&w FILM: starring Buster Keaton, shot by Boris Kaufman, directed by Alan Schneider. Anthology Film Archives is screening FILM for free at 7pm every night through April 7. This very positively titled work precedes the new feature-length literally-titled documentary NOTFILM at 8pm (regular admission). Whether NF transcends its title I haven't yet been able to determine. In the meantime, the unavoidable ascent and the fading light yielded these photos.