Lipsett in Portland 2

“The Lipsett Diaries” chronicles the diary of Arthur Lipsett, a revolutionary Canadian filmmaker. Perhaps the most impressive of the shorts shown at the Northwest Film Center for the beginning of this month, “The Lipsett Diaries” truly offers a profound performance. The animation is wonderful—that alone is enough to see the film. Each frame expresses days and days of effort and love. The impressionistic style is appropriately chilling, with regards to the storyline that leads up Lipsett’s eventual suicide. A gut-wrenching film, “The Lipsett Diaries” by director Theodore Ushev captures all of life’s emotions into 14 minutes. (4 out of 5 stars)

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