Call: “Beyond the Game,” a documentary about VR and online worlds

BEYOND THE GAME, from director Jos de Putter is finally here, after its long festival tour of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam, the Vancouver Film Festival, and beyond.

BEYOND THE GAME is widely considered the best film about virtual reality and online worlds. Our disc also features an extremely rare interview with the founders of Blizzard Games, makers of Warcraft, Starcraft, and so many more absolutely crucial and influential movements in online culture.

In BEYOND THE GAME, we meet – in real life and within the game – two of the game’s leading figures, known as Grubby and Sky. Acclaimed filmmaker Jos de Putter tracks these Kasparovs of a new generation and a new game across the world all the way to the world championships in Seattle. You may already know de Putter from his work as the director of acclaimed political documentaries THE DAMNED AND THE SACRED and THE MAKING OF A NEW EMPIRE, and also as a commissioning editor at VPRO in the Netherlands.

A fascinating, surprising, and genuinely touching portrait, BEYOND THE GAME is a study of, and participation in, the reformation of our communities in the internet age.

See the trailer, and pick up an educational copy, here:

Ray Privett
Cinema Purgatorio

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