Ross Lipman

Ross Lipman is a filmmaker and archivist, whose many restorations include Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, Kent Mackenzie's The Exiles, and Barbara Loden’s Wanda. He was a 2008 recipient of Anthology Film Archives' Preservation Honors, and is a three-time winner of the National Society of Film Critics' Heritage Award. His essays on film history, technology, and aesthetics have been published in Artforum, Sight and Sound, and numerous academic books and journals. Lipman's filmmaking works have screened internationally and been collected by museums and institutions including the Oberhausen Kurzfilm Archive, Budapest's Balazs Bela Studios, Munich's Sammlung Goetz, The Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, and Northeast Historic Film.
 
Through his parallel disciplines lies a fascination with the temporality and transience of human endeavor. His most recent film restorations are Thom Andersen's Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer and (in collaboration with the Conner Family Trust), CrossroadsHe is currently working with Milestone Films on a feature-length documentary on Samuel Beckett's Film, entitled Notfilm, set for international release in 2015.
 
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Filmography

Recent Reviews

NOTFILM

Beautiful. Very touching. What Beckett was after is what all of us are, whether we are conscious or not of it. That is to experience directly free of the objectifying...


NOTFILM

Outstanding.


NOTFILM

wonderful_if you love Beckett & Keaton_you'll love this_i did a few commercials & private films when i was a kid but never a commercial film_i think it's really hard to...


NOTFILM

Extraordinary.


NOTFILM

By coincidence, yesterday a post came up as a memory on my Facebook - a photograph of diagrams from notes towards Film that Beckett had made, and I was thinking...