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Video Game Movies

A selection of films in collaboration with the Hudson River Museum for their exhibition The Art of Video Games.

Video Game Movies

In February we will host three screenings that celebrate the world of video games. Ranging from a look at new independent game designers to an arguably misguided big-screen interpretation of a popular game, these films prove that there isn't much of a leap between being a movie-lover and a gamer. 

The series is set to compliment the Hudson River Museum's new exhibition The Art of Video Games, which runs February 15 - May 18.

First up on 2/11 we have INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, which follows a designer and programmer as they are set to unveil their first big game release. Devin Griffiths, author of Virtual Ascendance: Video Games and the Remaking of Reality, will join us to introduce the screening. 

Then on 2/18, buckle up for SUPER MARIO BROS., a movie that was maligned on its first release, but has since found an appreciative following. THE LAST STARFIGHTER rounds out the month, giving us a tale of the heroics accomplished by an obsessive gamer - which may be what we're all fantasizing about when we enter the depths of these games. 

Later in May, to mark the closing of the museum's exhibition, we will present a 35mm screening of TRON on 5/13, which is definitely something to look forward to!

 

The Art of Video Games is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from: Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; Neil Young.
The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.

 

 

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