Last year, British filmmaker Charlie Lyne launched a Kickstarter with the aim of protesting censorship in British film. Prior to a film's release in British cinemas, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) must watch and rule on a film, and the BBFC has the power to censor and ban films.
Lyne decided to work within the system for his punishing protest. He raised £5,936 to submit a movie for BBFC consideration.
His movie, which Mashable says the BBFC watched on January 25 and 26, is titled Paint Drying. Paint Drying is 10 hours and seven minutes of paint drying.
The BBFC viewers survived the film and swiftly gave their rating.
It received a "Universal" rating because Paint Drying has "no material likely to harm or offend." Somehow this movie was not banned for destroying a viewer's sanity.
A BBFC spokesperson told Mashable, "Examiners are required to watch a very wide variety of content every day, so this didn't phase them." It's hard to believe that this movie did not bore its viewers in a way they never thought imaginable.