An array of immersive experiences that redefine the idea of cinematic storytelling.
Free and open to the public! Check back for schedule and information about how to access these events.
Virtual Reality & Augmented RealityThe stories of a community of artists forced out of their Gowanus studios due to skyrocketing rents and runaway development provide jumping-off points for viewers to become creators and add buildings, memories, and stories to an ever evolving cityscape.
Interactive Video InstallationAudiences can experience four interactive shorts built on EKO, a new video platform that responds to the viewer’s input and which may finally have balanced the scales of technical achievement and quality story.
Virtual RealityTransported to a basement shelter in an active war zone, we watch—and listen—as parents try to distract their daughter from the thunder of bombs. This is more than a film rendered in 360 degrees; it’s a testament to the power of this nascent form of storytelling.
Audience-Directed Narrative FeatureGameplay and feature films collide in Late Shift. When a parking attendant is forced to take part in a brazen heist, the audience controls the progress of his story via an app, creating a dynamic interactive experience.
Video InstallationThe large-scale video installation Lives in Transit chronicles 24 hours in the lives of ten transportation workers from around the world: drivers of boats, buses, trains, motorcycles, cars and horse carts; a traveling circus performer; and a collector of a rare aphrodisiac fungus.
Virtual RealityOceans VR: Net Positive makes the case for limiting fishing on the high seas, giving you a new perspective on this serious issue by putting you directly in the line of action—navigating the ocean as both fish and fisherman.
Virtual Reality • World PremiereAudiences are offered a window into the world of how the men and women of the Flint PD approach their work.
Augmented Reality Installation • World PremiereIn the world premiere of the second volume of the acclaimed Indian series fusing comic books and augmented reality, Priya continues to shatter the taboos of gender-based violence while empowering us to be the change we want to see in the world.
Virtual RealityA man searches his memories for something lost, traversing a lush world of 2D and stop motion animation in this stunning piece of storytelling. Originally presented as a large-scale video installation, the reimagined piece employs virtual reality to extend its life beyond the gallery space.
Immersive Storytelling ExperienceReturning for its second year, this hyper-collaborative project fuses the work of storytellers and technologists from 20 countries to create a singular storytelling experience. Assume the role of the world’s most famous detective to solve a string of crimes across the Lincoln Center campus.
Immersive Storytelling ExperienceLong before Lawrence Lessig, Austin Kleon, and Malcolm Gladwell each dubbed this the Age of the Remix, T. S. Eliot wrote, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” In this immersive experience, the audience makes music by recording and remixing the sounds of the world around them.
Special Talks will be $15 for General Public and $10 for Film Society Members and Students. A discount package will be available.
Special Preview EventThis suite of experiences provides a contemporary exploration of the issues related to the restricted movement of African Americans in our country.