For all those who missed Marina Abramovic’s solo show at MoMA a couple of years back—and we certainly weren’t going to wait in line all day just to get stared at when we can have that experience for $2.25 on a crowded C train—”The Artist Is Present” has been preserved in documentary form, opening at Film Forum today. The documentary features Ms. Abramovic’s lengthy preparations for long days of deeply gazing at art patrons, as well as said patrons’ awed reactions. Come for your love of art, stay for the cameo that will shatter your faith in James Franco’s intellect once and for all.
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, opens today; showtimes, tickets and information can be found at filmforum.org.
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