FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER and ROCKSTAR GAMES to host a live music event and panel discussions to examine GRAND THEFT AUTO V during NYFF CONVERGENCE
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1
Live From Los Santos: The Music of Grand Theft Auto V concert will feature performances by TANGERINE DREAM, WOODY JACKSON, THE ALCHEMIST and OH NO
New York, NY (September 26, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and Rockstar Games will present panel discussions from September 29 to October 1 tied to the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) during the 51st New York Film Festival as part of its NYFF Convergence program, as well as an exclusive concert with live performances of the original score from composers Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist & Oh No. Panel presentations will include; Visit Los Santos and Blaine County: The World of Grand Theft Auto V, where audiences will hear members of the Rockstar Games creative team discussing the storytelling and game development of GTAV; and The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, which will feature the game’s composers during a special edition of NYFF LIVE, a free-to-the-public event where they will discuss the challenges and process involved with scoring an interactive game.
Live From Los Santos: The Music of Grand Theft Auto V is an exclusive concert event in which the audience will be invited to step inside the world of GTAV with a once-in-a-lifetime musical performance by the renowned artists and producers performing the score for the game with support from over 20 additional supporting musicians, while images of Los Santos and Blaine County, the setting of GTAV roll by on a massive screen.
“These NYFF Convergence events aim to examine GTAV from multiple angles, giving our audience multiple ways to explore what has already become one of the most compelling works in the genre,” says NYFF Convergence Programmer Matt Bolish. “The heart and soul of NYFF Convergence is storytelling and Rockstar Games has proven with GTAV that they are simply the best when it comes to creating narrative, cinematic experiences in games.”
NYFF Convergence is the second edition of the crowning event for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s year round programming commitment to transmedia presented at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and the Walter Reade Theater with panels, workshops and “immersive experiences” being presented from Saturday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 1. Focusing on the intersection of technology and storytelling, NYFF Convergence offers audiences and creators the unique opportunity to experience a curated selection of some of the most exciting immersive storytelling projects being produced today.
Grand Theft Auto V, the latest in the critically acclaimed blockbuster open world series, released on Tuesday, September 17 to rave reviews. The New York Times said “(Grand Theft Auto V) remains the most immersive spectacle in the interactive entertainment” and that the game is the “best plotted, most playable, character-driven, fictionally coherent entry” in the history of the series.
GTAV is also the first title in the series to have an original interactive score composed in a special collaboration of Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, and renowned hip-hop producers The Alchemist & Oh No.
Tickets for The Rockstar Experience will go on sale at 10am on Friday, September 27: $125 Concert Plus (Full Experience includes concert + afterparty with DJ & open bar); $40 Concert Only.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V PANEL:
Visit Los Santos and Blaine County: The World of Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V, the latest blockbuster videogame from Rockstar Games, is a highly detailed and satirical reimagining of modern day Southern California, from the bustling metropolis of Los Santos to the surrounding countryside, rivers, mountains, lakes and beaches of Blaine County. Join us as we take a look at a presentation of the game-world and talk with some of the creative team at Rockstar Games about Grand Theft Auto V's formation from a series of ambitious ideas to complete 'virtual' reality.
Sunday, September 29 at 3:30PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street)
The Film Society of Lincoln Center & Rockstar Games Present:
Live From Los Santos: The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V comprises an entire universe filled not only with action, but with sound, thanks to the dynamic score from composers Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, and The Alchemist & Oh No. For one night only, this talented group of artists, along with more than 20 supporting musicians will come together to perform the game's score, live to a very limited audience at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this incredible collaboration perform the score, combined with art and game visuals to offer a completely unique and immersive live experience.
Monday, September 30 at 9:00PM (Doors open at 8:00PM)
The Church of St. Paul the Apostle (405 W 59th Street)
$40 for concert, $125 for concert + After Party
AFTER PARTY (included with ticket):
Grand Theft Auto V: A Celebration
Join us after the concert at a very special event to celebrate the music of Grand Theft Auto V at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring DJ sets from Flying Lotus, host of the in-game radio station, FlyLo FM, and Gilles Peterson who hosts Worldwide FM.
Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)
NYFF LIVE: FREE MUSIC PANEL:
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
For the first time in the series, Grand Theft Auto V features a completely original and dynamic interactive musical score, adding a level of immersion and tension never heard before in a Grand Theft Auto game. This exciting addition to the game series is the result of many years work and Ivan Pavlovich, Music Supervisor for Rockstar Games, will be on hand with the game's key composers, Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, and Alchemist & Oh No to explain the many intricacies of such a mammoth project and its impact on this iconic piece of entertainment
Tuesday, October 1 at 8:00PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (144 West 65th Street)
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of the moving image. Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-vous With French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious “Chaplin Award.” The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year round programs and the New York City film community.
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