The Stone Face by Sherry MacDonald
The year is 1964 and first-time film director, Alan Schneider is about to embark on a project combining the talents of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett. When Alan visits the home of Keaton to discuss the film, titled simply Film, he discovers the former star engaged in an imaginary card game with the long-deceased Irving G. Thalberg. It doesn't take long for Alan to realize that he has entered into an altered universe resembling the surreal world of the Buster Keaton film, a world where doors solve problems and card games provide lessons in life. Alan turns to Beckett, his long time collaborator, for help in making sense of this world only to find that Sam is perfectly at home in it.
Keywords: Comedy, 1964, Buster Keaton, Samuel Beckett, Alan Schneider, silent film star, Film, surreal
Year Printed: 2007
Running Time: 120 minutes
Male Cast: 4
Female Cast: 1