Just when America thought child actor/former blockbuster starlet/ art freak basket case Shia LaBeouf’s decision-making could not get any more peculiar, he decided to stream himself watching the bulk of his filmography for three days straight, a performance art project named #ALLMYMOVIES.
Yes, for 36 consecutive hours, we can all watch LaBeouf watch himself… in a frigid New York City movie theater…with buttered popcorn and Coca Cola…for no apparent reason.
Remember that ‘90s Jim Carey movie The Truman Show, in which Carey played this super nice, super normal guy unaware that every single second of his life has been filmed and broadcast to the entire world since before he was even born? This is pretty similar. Except that film was awesome and this is…different.
In reverse chronological order, LaBeouf is currently watching 30 films starring himself at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. Additionally, anyone interested can nonchalantly walk in, sit down and watch the films with him for free. NewHive, an artistic multimedia publishing platform, started running the uninterrupted LaBeouf footage yesterday afternoon, when the actor began by watching his latest film Man Down.
The three-day movie marathon will end tomorrow evening, concluding with 1984’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, LaBeouf’s first credited film.
But, the most anticipatory part of the happening is the fact that LaBeouf will return to millennial childhood favorites such as the Transformers franchise, Surf’s Up, Holes and The Even Stevens Movie.
Although the streaming is soundless LaBeouf’s facial expressions and obvious fatigue are more than enough to keep viewers entertained as he continuously yawns, squirms in his seat, rests his eyes and rubs his beard.
It is incredibly bizarre and a tad bit depressing, but the interaction is actually kind of fascinating and at times, hilarious. There is just something about watching a celebrity watch his own body of work for hours with sunken eyes, then repeatedly get tired and go to sleep right in the middle of a theater aisle that is just so invigorating, as evidenced by Twitter.
Take notes James Franco. This is how you get weird without getting too weird. Whether he is dancing in a Sia music video or moonlighting as a motivational speaker, LaBeouf’s artsy antics sure do have our attention.
Catch the live streaming here on NewHive’s website and check out the film time schedule below:
• 11/10 12:00 p.m. Man Down
• 11/10 1:30 p.m. Fury
• 11/10 3:45 p.m. Nymphomaniac Volume 1
• 11/10 5:45 p.m. Nymphomaniac Volume 2
• 11/10 7:45 p.m. Charlie Countryman
• 11/10 9:30 p.m. Company You Keep
• 11/10 11:30 p.m. Lawless
• 11/11 1:30 a.m. Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
• 11/11 4:00 a.m. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
• 11/11 6:10 a.m. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
• 11/11 8:40 a.m. Eagle Eye
• 11/11 10:40 a.m. New York, I Love You
• 11/11 12:20 p.m. Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
• 11/11 2:20 p.m. Transformers
• 11/11 4:50 p.m. Surf’s Up
• 11/11 6:20 p.m. Disturbia
• 11/11 8:05 p.m. Bobby
• 11/11 10:05 p.m. Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
• 11/11 11:45 p.m. Greatest Game Ever Played
• 11/12 1:45 a.m. Constantine
• 11/12 3:45 a.m. I, Robot
• 11/12 5:45 a.m. Battle of Shaker Heights
• 11/12 7:05 a.m. Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle
• 11/12 8:50 a.m. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
• 11/12 10:20 a.m. Even Stevens Movie
• 11/12 11:50 a.m. Holes
• 11/12 1:50 p.m. Monkey Business
• 11/12 3:20 p.m. The Christmas Path
• 11/12 4:55 p.m. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
• 11/12 6:53 p.m. END