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Obituary: Filmmaker Steven “Flip” Lippman – 1959 – 2018

Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 18, 2018
Obituary: Filmmaker Steven “Flip” Lippman – 1959 – 2018
Aug. 18, 2018

Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 18, 2018
Obituary: Filmmaker Steven "Flip" Lippman - 1959 - 2018
Aug. 18, 2018


Mister D:
I just found out filmmaker Steven “Flip” Lippman died suddenly last month, He was the man responsible for the video short, Dual Disc, on Bette’s Peggy Lee Songbook. A very talented man, Worked with many artists but he definitely knew a lot about Bette’s work, He was also my first interview for Bootleg Betty. Along with the obituary, I’ve included a couple of his Bette videos and the interview I did with him. You’ll see he had a great sense of humor

Steven “Flip” Lippman of Brooklyn, NY passed away at the age of 58 suddenly and peacefully in New York, NY on the morning of August 12th, 2018. He was born in Miami Beach, FL on December 10, 1959. He was raised in Hollywood, FL until 1977. He spent the last 36 years of his life as a filmmaker in New York City. He was predeceased by his mother Judith Parke Lippman. Steven is survived by his partner, David, father Frederick Lippman and his wife Bonnie, his brother Peter and children, Daniel and Ava, and his brother Matthew and his wife Donna and children, Noah and Jacob. Flip created innovative conceptual films and documentaries for artists including Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Rosanne Cash, Joe Henry, Kronos Quartet, Bette Midler, Youssou N’Dour, Dolly Parton, Rumer, Janis Siegel, Carly Simon, Esperanza Spalding, Silje Negaard and many more. His work has been screened at film festivals worldwide, including Berlin, Cannes, Denver, London, Sao Paolo, and Tribeca, broadcast on IFC/Independent Film Channel, and showcased at the Sound Unseen Film Festival (US), In-Edit Music Film Festival (Barcelona) and the Music Doc Festival (Sweden). Other select credits include Art In Progress: Lorna Simpson (for Gallery HD/Voom Network) and Behind the Lid, a feature film/documentary hybrid adaptation of puppeteer/performer Basil Twist’s work of the same name. Steven was chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. Selections of Steven’s work can be found at https://vimeo.com/stevelippmanflip On behalf of his family, friends, and colleagues and in lieu of flowers, we are respectfully requesting that donations be made in memory of Steven to Family Cook Productions (www.familycookproductions.com) by clicking on https://conta.cc/2B6oWlm. Family Cook Productions is a non-profit that Steven and David passionately support that works with inner city youth to improve their health, well-being, and opportunities for success. Additionally, donations can be made to Temple Beth El of Hollywood (templebethelhollywood.org) in memory of Steven. A memorial will be planned for family and close friends in the near future. Published in Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 18, 2018

Mister D: Here’s my interview with Mr. Lippmann. Hope you enjoy!: Click Here


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