James Franco Doing Some Other Weird Thing Now

Wednesday, February 23 by

Noted neurophysiologist and Dadaist poet James Franco has unveiled his latest work: A pair of films cobbled together from footag taken during the filming of Gus Van Sant‘s My Own Private Idaho. But don’t worry, you probably don’t have to sit through them – they’re part of an art exhibition he put together with Van Sant.

The first one is called My Own Private River, and it “consists largely of shots of River Phoenix‘s character, Mike, woven into a compelling portrait.” The score is by REM’s Michael Stipe.

The second one is called Endless Idaho, and it seems to be living up to its title with a running time of 12 hours. It’s put together from behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes from My Own Private Idaho. If you do want to see these, you have to get to the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills between February 26th and April 9th. Since they’re so long, I’d recommend bringing a book, preferably one written by James Franco. (via The Playlist)

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