Charlie Buttrey

October 24, 2020

British filmmaker Charlie Lyne made a 10-hour-and-seven-minute-long movie called “Paint Drying,” which — you guessed it — shows nothing but paint drying on a wall. Lyne did it to make a point: he was protesting the British Board of Film Classification’s fees, which he says cost an average of about $1,304 per film, unfairly penalizing independent producers.

British law requires that all films be evaluated, and then rated, for content. So two film censors watched the entire film. All ten hours and seven minutes.

After all that, they gave it a “U” rating, meaning that it’s appropriate for audiences over four years of age.

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