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Pigpen Cinema Presents: Indie Game: The Movie!

Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails
Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks
Space is limited to 35 seats
First come first serve

More on the film: Indie Game: The Movie (2012, 103 min., dirs. Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky) The late Roger Ebert claimed that video games are not art, but even he found Indie Game: The Movie to be “fascinating,” and a strong counter-point to his statement. This Sundance Award-winning, fully Kickstarter-funded documentary gives ode to those most trivialized and dismissed of all modern craftsmen, video game designers, and sheds light on the stress, heartbreak, and genius that go into making a playable video game.

The four subjects presented in Indie Game: The Movie are all independent game designers, who riskily finance, conceive, code, and lose sleep over their single-and-multi-player labours of love, in hopes of placating the notoriously vocal gaming community, and producing the next Xbox Marketplace mega-hit. Indie Game: The Movie is not only a demystifying look into the game-design process, but also an engrossing drama about the thought and sacrifice needed to make anything of significance in this world, whether it’s art or not.

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