Did you miss your chance to watch Christian Marclay's buzzworthy film spectacular 'The Clock' when it was on view at Lincoln Center this summer? Or are you a die-hard 'Clock' fan who is devoted to sit through the entire 24 hours? Did you fall asleep during a crucial minute? Most important, do you like doughnuts?
If you answered yes to any of the above we have good news. 'The Clock' is hitting up the East and West Coasts this fall, starting with a screening at LACMA on September 22, 2012. To fuel your cinephile sugar-high, a pop-up doughnut shop will be open for 24 hours during the duration of the film. (Apparently, Los Angeles is the doughnut capital of the U.S.)
If you're not familiar with 'The Clock,' allow us to briefly set the scene. It is a 24-hour monster film that unfolds in real time, a montage of thousands of moments of film and TV history chronicling the passage of every minute. You get car chases, robberies, silent films, sultry glances and lots and lots of clocks. The longer you stay the richer the experience becomes, as a seemingly incongruous sequence of clips form patterns and a hypnotic rhythm. It's a mini compendium of film history, a romp through forgotten cult favorites, a time piece in itself, a test of endurance and an entrancing meditation on time all at once. In New York, David Edelstein called it "breathtakingly unimaginative," but Jerry Saltz countered: "For me almost every segment and its connection to the next is a work of art unto itself."
Head to MoMA from December 21, 2012 to January 21, 2013 to see it in person.