FILM (1965) and NOTFILM (2015)SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 7 P.M.
Samuel Beckett's sole film project, FILM (1965), starred Buster Keaton and was directed by Alan Schneider. Recently restored, FILM will be followed by NOTFILM, a feature-length experimental essay on FILM. The Ransom Center houses significant Beckett holdings including the original manuscript of Watt. FILM runtime 22 minutes. NOTFILM runtime 128 minutes.
Attendees may enter to win a Ransom Center moleskin notebook and The Complete Short Prose 1929–1989 by Samuel Beckett.
"Vaudeville and Vitaphone" SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 7 P.M.
In the early days of talkies, Warner Brothers hired some of the top variety stars of the day to create "living sound" recordings of their acts. This "Vaudeville and Vitaphone" series of rarely-seen short films breathes life into the extensive vaudeville collections at the Ransom Center.
Frida (2002) SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JULY 14, 7 P.M.
Salma Hayek stars as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. The Ransom Center's art collection includes Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, which is currently on view. Runtime 123 minutes, rated R.
Attendees may enter to win a copy of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera and a set of Artists Notecards featuring Frida Kahlo.
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