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RESCHEDULED: Beckett on Film: Happy Days

A woman buried up to her neck in the ground, with a gun near her head.
April 30, 2024 - 7:30 pm
Q&A with filmmaker Patricia Rozema, moderated by Maya Montañez Smukler, film scholar and Archive Research and Study Center officer.

Please note that this screening was originally scheduled for April 29 and has been moved to April 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

Beckett on Film: Happy Days

Ireland, 2000

Conceived as a project to make 19 of Samuel Beckett’s plays available on film, Beckett on Film featured a different cast and director — drawn from theater, film and other artistic fields — for each play. Happy Days is Patricia Rozema’s contribution to the canon, wherein she masterfully directs the plight of two characters stuck in the desert sand, which, like many of Beckett’s works, has them in a bad situation that by the second half gets much worse. Starring the captivating Rosaleen Linehan, this rarely screened TV movie is a delight of dialogue that purposefully uses the confines of the space, the situation, and the screen to bring the absurd to life.

DCP, color, 78 min. Director: Patricia Rozema. Writer: Samuel Beckett. With: Rosaleen Linehan, Richard Johnson.

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