Shia LaBeouf staging movie marathon at New York theatre
Actor Shia LaBeouf is inviting fans to join him for a New York City movie marathon as he attempts to watch all of his films non-stop over the course of three days.The eccentric Transformers star announced his latest unusual project on Twitter.com on Tu…
Actor Shia LaBeouf is inviting fans to join him for a New York City movie marathon as he attempts to watch all of his films non-stop over the course of three days.
The eccentric Transformers star announced his latest unusual project on Twitter.com on Tuesday (10Nov15), revealing he plans to spend the next 72 hours planted at the Angelika Film Center, screening every single one of his films in reverse chronological order.
He alerted fans to the event by posting the hashtag, “#ALLMYMOVIES”, along with a link to a live stream of him sitting in the movie theatre.
There is no entrance fee to the screenings, which he kicked off with his new war drama Man Down. He is also expected to sit through Lars von Trier’s erotic two-part sex film Nymphomaniac, all three of his Transformers blockbusters, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Shia appears to have been teasing Twitter followers with the project by filling his social media feed with quotes from his films over the past month.
The actor has not offered up a reason for his odd theatre takeover, but he is no stranger to weird antics – last year (14), he became the centrepiece of a five-day performance art exhibition in Los Angeles titled #IAmSorry, during which visitors could sit opposite him at a table and do or say whatever they wanted while he wore a paper bag emblazoned with the words ‘I am not famous anymore’ over his head. The stunt was staged weeks after he walked the red carpet at a film festival with a paper bag on his head.
Shia recently opened up about his troubled past and how it has inspired his art in an essay titled, Error Breeds Sense, for the book Prison Ramen.
“When I’m nervous in my creativity, I think of my failures in life and in art,” he wrote. “Thinking about my screw-ups loosens the grip of fear. It’s freeing to f**k up and to recover.”