Watch the 7-Hour Trailer for the Longest Film Ever Made

If you had trouble making it through all 2 hours and 40 minutes of Avatar (2009) without dozing off, you might want to skip the new trailer for the self-proclaimed longest film ever made. As reported by Yahoo News, it stretches on for a single 7-hour-and-20-minute take.

When completed, Swedish artist Anders Weberg's experimental film Ambiancé will boast a runtime of 720 hours (in case you don't feel like doing the math, that comes out to 30 days). The film is described as "a sort of memoir movie," in which "space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places."

A 72-minute teaser trailer was released in 2014 to give viewers a taste of the "mood and tempo" of the full film. Following this latest 7-hour-and-20-minute trailer, a final 72-hour trailer will be released in 2018.

The filmmaker plans to debut his final product to the world on December 31, 2020. If you're interested in watching the film in its entirety, make sure you're there on opening day: Ambiancé will receive one synchronized screening in theaters across the globe before the film is destroyed for good. And if you're still on the fence about committing to one movie for 30 days, you can get a feel for it in the trailer above.

[h/t Yahoo News]

Header/banner images courtesy of Anders Weberg via Vimeo.

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See the Secret Paintings Hidden in Gilded Books
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The art of vanishing fore-edge painting—hiding delicate images on the front edges of gilded books—dates back to about 1660. Today, British artist Martin Frost is the last remaining commercial fore-edge painter in the world. He works primarily on antique books, crafting scenes from nature, domestic life, mythology, and Harry Potter. Great Big Story recently caught up with him in his studio to learn more about his disappearing art. Learn more in the video below.

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Candytopia, the Interactive Art Installation Made of Sweet Treats, Is Coming to New York City
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A colorful exhibition is sharing some eye candy—and actual candy—with visitors. The sweet art pop-up, called Candytopia, is heading to New York City this summer following successful stints in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Gothamist reports.

Candytopia feels a little like Willy Wonka’s chocolate room. More than a dozen rooms with psychedelic backdrops will be on view, as well as candy-inspired interpretations of famous artworks such as Mona Lisa and The Thinker. The installation is the brainchild of Jackie Sorkin, the star of TLC’s Candy Queen.

Many of the art installations are made from actual candy, but unlike Wonka’s lickable wallpaper, visitors will have to keep their hands and tongues to themselves. Instead, guests will be given samples of various sweet treats like gummies, chocolates, and “nostalgic favorites.”

Forbes named Candytopia one of the best pop-up museums to visit in 2018. New York City seems the perfect place for the exhibit, having formerly hosted other food-inspired pop-ups like the Museum of Pizza and the Museum of Ice Cream.

Candytopia will debut in New York City on August 15 at Penn Plaza at 145 West 32nd Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they can be ordered on Candytopia’s website. Private events and birthday parties can also be arranged.

Keep scrolling to see some more installations from Candytopia.

A wing of the Candytopia exhibit
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An Egyptian-inspired statue made of candy
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A candy version of the Mona Lisa
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A shark statue
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[h/t Gothamist]

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