Christian Marclay's The Clock: 24-Hour Screening
Through Sunday, September 23 | 12 pm
LACMA presents another special twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay's The Clock beginning Saturday, September 22, at noon and ending at noon on Sunday, September 23. The Clock is a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for twenty-four consecutive hours. The sampled clips come from films of all genres, time periods, and cultures, some lasting only seconds, others minutes, and have been culled from hundreds of films, famous and obscure, into a seamless whole. The result, a melding of video and reality, unfolds with a seemingly endless cast of cameos. By making the film available in its entirety, this free screening will allow The Clock to be viewed in the way Marclay intended.
September 22, 12 pm to September 23, 12 pm
Bing Theater | Free; first-come first-served, no reservations | Plaza Café will be open 11 am–7 pm September 22 and 23 | Ray's will be open for lunch, 11:30 am–3 pm, on September 22 and 23, and 5–10 pm for dinner | Stark Bar will be open 11 am–midnight on September 22 and 11 am–11 pm on September 23 | Coffee + Milk will be open 10 am–10 pm September 22 and 23 | An overnight coffee cart will be available on the LA Times Central Court from 10 pm on Saturday, September 22, to 7 am on Sunday, September 23 | Between 8 pm on September 22 and 11 am September 23, enter the museum at Wilshire and Spaulding | Park in the Spaulding lot on the corner of Wilshire and Spaulding for $10 (free from 7 pm to 6 am) | Film may not be appropriate for all ages.
Image: Christian Marclay, details from The Clock, 2010, purchased with funds provided by Steve Tisch through 2011 Collectors Committee, The Clock © Christian Marclay, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Please note: This is not a Film Department Program. For more information, please contact email@example.com