Watch This: Excerpts from a 197-Hour Long Experimental Epic Starring Wertmuller, Godard, Fuller, etc.

Armenian master Sergei Parajanov in Gérard Courant's 197-hour film CINÉMATON

Experimental filmmaker Gérard Courant has made one of the world's longest films, the 197-hour CINÉMATON, which was filmed over the course of 28 years and released in 2009. It consists of nearly 3,000 silent reels, each featuring its subject or subjects doing whatever they choose.

Among the luminaries who have posed for Courant's camera are many of the world's great cinema figures. Each of the following is a complete reel from the finished product. Many, many more can be found at Courant's YouTube page here.