Local Premiere: 2012 Sundance-Winning Documentary: Indie Game: The Movie
Thursday December 13, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Indie Game: The Movie, the first feature documentary film about making video games, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Best Editing Award in World Documentary Cinema and was promptly optioned by HBO and Scott Rudin. Indie Game is a New York Times Critics' Pick, one of top reviewed movies of 2012 on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been selected for many festivals including SXSW, the Game Developers Conference, Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
This fascinating documentary profiles the underdogs of the video game industry - indie game developers - who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dream to share their visions with the world.
-After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy--the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages.
-At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ.
- Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal-- to express oneself through a video game!
This critically acclaimed new film is about the creative process and putting yourself out there through your work. It's a journey many filmmakers, creators, artists, entrepreneurs - many people, can relate to in this digital era. Don't miss the local premiere of this acclaimed film!