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Dec 21, 2012 – Jan 21, 2013




MoMA The Museum of Modern Art (Venue Partner)

11 W 53rd St



Free with museum admission

There are some great films in the theater this season, but nothing quite compares to Christian Marclay's The Clock. Having its premiere at London's White Cube Gallery in 2010, Marclay's epic video installation is a 24-hour montage of film clips taken from the last 100 years of cinema, featuring time-relevant subject matter, such as Roger Moore checking his watch in Moonraker, Michael Jay Fox being woken up by an alarm clock in Back to the Future, or any number of stars being startled by the chirping of cuckoo clock. These excerpts have been painstakingly edited together to form a film in real-time. If you are able to view it for any prolonged period, a narrative does unfold, as Marclay bunches together similarily themed clips as well as introduces stories, cuts away and returns to them later. It took the artist three years to assemble the project, which won him the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale. It's an incredibly powerful meditation on the enigma of time, and well worth any line you have to wait in to see it. MoMA will screen The Clock in its entirety three weekends during its brief visit to the museum.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill


The three weekends it screens in its entirety are January 4-6, January 11-13, and January 18-20.