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‘Modern Times Forever,’ The Longest Film Of All Time, Now Playing

25 March 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Most people consider a long movie to be anything over two hours. Something over two and a half hours is a very long movie. Cross the three hour threshold and it's almost impossible to comprehend and if something clocks in around four hours? It almost certainly hurts it chances at financial success. Four hours is basically the longest movie that will play in a conventional theater but, when compared to Modern Times Forever, that's a drop in a hat. Modern Times Forever began playing for one time only, projected on the side of the Stora Enso Building in Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday and will continue for 240 hours. That's right, it's 10 days long, making it the new title holder of longest movie of all time. What could a ten day movie possibly be about? Find out after the jump. According to the BBC [1] (with a nod to The Film Stage [2] for »

- Germain Lussier

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The Longest Film of All-Time ‘Modern Times Forever’ Screening In Helsinki

23 March 2011 12:47 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Sure, we have Hamlet (242 mins.), Gods and Generals (231 mins.), Once Upon a Time in America (229 mins.), Lawrence of Arabia (227 mins.), Gone With the Wind (226 mins.), Heaven’s Gate (220 mins.), Ben-Hur (212 mins.), War and Peace (208 mins.), Apocalypse Now Redux (202 mins.), The Alamo (202 mins.), Malcolm X (202 mins.), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (201 mins.), but don’t you want to see a 240-hour/10-day film? No? Me neither.

Superflex, a group of Danish artists, have created a 240-hour film titled Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki) and will screen it in Helsinki for the festival Ihme Project 2011. The film shows “ravages of time marking a box-like office block, Helsinki’s Stora Enso building,” and they are in fact projecting the film on that same building. In the film, “centuries of decay are apparently compressed into the span” of the 10-day runtime. Check out an extended “synopsis” below. »

- Jordan Raup

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