Internationally Renowned The Clock to Have 24-Hour Screening

Winnipeg, MB, OCTOBER 28, 2013: Have a ghoulish good time this Halloween with a timely viewing of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a cinematic tour-de-force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to present the first of three 24-hour screenings this Friday for Halloween. The event is costume optional. Cash bar and treats are available from 7pm until 1am on Friday. Film runs from Friday, November 1 at 6pm to Saturday, November 2 at 6pm.

“The WAG is pleased to offer such an internationally renowned piece of art that really resonates with those interested in pop culture and high art. It’s an incredible feat of editing that saw six editors working for three years with 100,000 video clips to create this masterpiece, ” says Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “While the video clips that run overnight are not entirely of a ghoulish nature, Marclay plays homage to some of your favourite horror movies best seen during the night showing. We hope Winnipeggers will embrace the opportunity to do something different this Halloween.”

Gallery admission applies.

Additional 24-Hour Showings:
Fri, Nov 22 at 9am to Sat, Nov 23 at 9am
Tick Talk--cinephiles won't want to be late for a free 7:30pm panel talk. Speakers TBA. Cash bar and complimentary popcorn following talk. Talk is free; Gallery admission applies to The Clock screening. Free for members.

Tues, Dec 31 at 6pm to Wed, Jan 1 at 6pm
Sleepless in Winnipeg? Catch the all-night run, or plan to greet 2014 with an all-day movie mash-up. Cash bar and snacks.

Christian Marclay’s The Clock was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada with the generous support of Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, and Carol and Morton Rapp, Toronto. Jointly owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It closes at the WAG on January 5, 2014. The Clock is presented as part of the WAG’s three-year partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.

The Clock is sponsored by Pattison Outdoor Advertising, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the U.S. Consulate, Winnipeg.


Related Programs

Art Eats • 6pm, Oct 30 • Dinner at Storm Bistro followed by a talk with Curator Paul Butler and an exclusive one-hour viewing of The Clock

Tick, Talk Panel Discussion • 7:30pm, Nov 22 • Moderated by Jonah Corne, University of Manitoba Film Studies Department

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For more information, contact:
Debra Fehr, Manager, Communications and Marketing, 204.789.1767
Izzy Goluch, Public Relations Coordinator, 204.789.1295

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