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Can you help me find The Cure for Insomnia?

append delete Martijn

Hi all, long time no seen. I’ve just returned from my holidays and am prepping for university. But between all this business I enjoy surfing the web, reading this board and chatting with friends. Out of the first and the latter grew a funny dare. I dared a friend to watch the complete The Cure for Insomnia if I were to get my hands on it, by any means necessary.

For those of you who do not know: The Cure for Insomnia with its running time of 5220 minutes was once the longest film on our world. It has a very sparse page on Wikipedia: Out of the five longest films ( I find on this one and Cinématon to sound interesting and worth wasting time on.

Now the big question is, how do you get your hands on this piece of art? I checked the main stream markets (eBay, Amazon, and the underground channels (The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, BTDigg) to no avail. Wikipedia doesn’t supply much to go by other than the artist John Henry Timmis IV… who was always obscure in life ( and is now, sadly, deceased.

IMDB ( offers little more, only mentioning The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as publishing company for the film. I will draft an email to them tomorrow but have little faith in it. What department would that email have to go to? I don’t know, in which case they tell you to just send it off to the “Webmaster”. Last time I tried to contact a big institution through their webmaster I never got referred to the right people.

Any ideas?

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append delete #51. Insomniac

I think I'm with everyone that made it here when I say I want this movie found and watched! If there can be an update to the progress, so others can join in the search that would be great!! Keep up the good work!

append delete #52. lolar

i can't

append delete #53. Rae

It's a long shot but I found someone on reddit with the same username as the IDMb person. I messaged them. Hoping for a message back!!

append delete #54. Ernst

Nothing new?

append delete #55. Martijn

@Ernst not from my end. I think I contacted all the people I thought might know something when I first started this thread, and most of that just went unanswered.

I don’t really have the time to take up the hunt anew though. Maybe someone who bumps into this post will have more time (and luck) on their hands.


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