Ralph Steiner Prize for Poetic Cinema
Dan Moran and Chris Jones are veteran New York actors with debilitating, incurable Parkinson’s disease who decide to stage an off-Broadway production of Samuel Beckett’s comic but difficult masterpiece, Endgame, as the swan song to their decades-long professional lives. The play, which Beckett wrote as a metaphor for life with Parkinson’s after his mother died of the disease, makes the case that “nothing’s funnier than unhappiness.” Dan, Chris, and this movie prove it.
Date: Friday, August 27
Location: Town Hall Theater
Director: Jim Bernfield [Attending MNFF7]
Producers: Jim Bernfield, Stephen Meyer
Location: United States