Where there’s a screen, there’s a story to tell – and not just inside the theater. For a limited time, Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade will bring the best in cinematic VR to Cinépolis Chelsea. Head to the theater early to transport yourself to one of four immersive worlds including a personal tour of the White House from Barack and Michelle Obama, a high-stakes cyber war and an animated epic where two fluffy, white bunnies save the world.
First showcasing VR in 2012, Tribeca Film Festival has led the way in celebrating artists that are using story and technology to help us see the world differently. Tribeca has been the premier curator of cutting-edge interactive storytelling for more than a decade – from the first film shot entirely on a cell phone in 2007 to showcasing thought-provoking VR experiences and installations from top creators and emerging creators.
NOV 10th – FEB 10th
IF NOT LOVE
A tragic account of the consequences of hatred and intolerance, written and directed by Rose Troche—the renowned film, television and new media writer, director, and producer behind the groundbreaking films Go Fish and The Safety of Objects, and the cultural touchstone, The L Word. (9 mins. / 17+ – No One 17 and Under Admitted.) Buy Tickets
Directed by Eric Darnell (Antz and Madagascar), this interactive and animated film follows menacing aliens with vastly superior technology who come to claim the Earth and destroy anyone in their way. Despite incredible odds, Earth’s citizens rise up and defeat the evil aliens. Surprisingly, these Earthly citizens are not humans but a pair of the cutest, meekest and cuddliest creatures of our planet — two fluffy white bunnies. (12 mins. / 13+ – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.) Buy Tickets
THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE
The People’s House takes you on a historic visit to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House. Through the transportive power of VR, the Obamas take you on an intimate journey inside the West Wing, Executive and Private Residences, reflecting on their time there, and recounting the building’s profound history since its creation over two centuries ago. **Winner 2017 Emmy Award. (20 mins. / 13+ – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.) Buy Tickets
Based on the Oscar short-listed Participant Media documentary Zero Days, Scatter’s award-winning, immersive documentary Zero Days VR visualizes the story of Stuxnet in a new way: placing you inside the invisible world of computer viruses, experiencing the high stakes of cyber warfare at a human scale. (15 mins. / 13+ – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.) Buy Tickets