Convergence

The eighth edition of the annual program delves into innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, game play, and more.

Virtual Cinema: Program One

  • Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 21 minutes
This three-film program explores the ways that our species has left indelible marks on the planet through hunting, the continuous creation of waste, and the use of Earth’s natural materials in our homes.

Virtual Cinema: Program Two

  • 43 minutes
Featuring Maria Belen Poncio's Metro Viente, Ryan Schmal Murray's Eyelydian, Lucas Gath and Shannon Service's Ghost Fleet, and Lonelyleap's Send Me Home.

Virtual Cinema: Program Three

  • 36 minutes
Featuring John Hsu's Your Spiritual Temple Sucks, Lena Herzog's Last Whispers, Jonathan Glancy's Homeless: A Los Angeles Story, and Ryan Schmal Murray's Eyelydian.

Holy Night

  • Casey Stein, Bernard Zeiger
  • 2019
  • USA
  • 11 minutes

World Premiere · Free and open to the public!

In this interactive experience, the audience pivots between the perspectives of a small-town pastor, a grandmother, and a teenage girl dealing with their complex relationships to community and prescription drugs.

The Raven

  • Lance Weiler, Ava Lee Scott, Nick Fortugno, Nick Childs, Joel Beckerman
  • 2019
  • USA
  • 120 minutes

World Premiere

Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy, his ghosts, and even the mysterious circumstances of his death are examined in this interactive experience that blends immersive theater, elements of game play, cutting-edge audio technology, and first-rate storytelling.

Holy Night: Meet the Makers

  • 60 minutes

Free and open to the public! · Presented by HBO

Join creators Casey Stein and Bernard Zeiger for an immersive presentation about developing the piece, the power of interactive filmmaking, and the many possible futures of storytelling.