Part of our One Hit Wonders series, showcasing great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
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“A slick, entertaining survey of electronic gaming’s history to date.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
“Someone has finally made one video game documentary to rule them all.” – Film Junk
“The film does a great job of informing while making us fondly remember how much fun it was to go into an arcade with a few dollars to burn.”– Gameblogs
From executive producer Zach Braff comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Offering a colorful history of the video game, from Pong and Space Invaders through Super Mario Bros. and Zelda to Call of Duty, Halo and Grand Theft Auto, Video Games: The Movie features a Who’s Who of video game icons and pioneers as it traces the evolution of a whole new form of interactive entertainment - the consoles, the joysticks, the bits and the bytes. Along the way it also slays more than a few lazy stereotypes about what games and gamers are really like. Fun, fast and filled with nostalgia, Video Games: The Movie is a first-of-its-kind celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead. Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring interviews with Zach Braff, Chris Hardwick, Will Wheaton and more! (Dir. by Jeremy Snead, 2014, USA, 105 mins., Not Rated, Variance Films) Digital