I'm pleased to announce that Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution's second exclusive screening has been lined up, this time at the legendary Classic Gaming Expo (CGE) event in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, from September 12-14, 2014. When we have details on the exact date and time of the actual screening, we'll post an update.
For those who don't know, CGE is the original retro gaming expo, 15 years in the running, and promises to deliver a gamer's dream from the 1960's classics to today's hottest products, making it an ideal venue for our film. The events and happenings at CGE are extensive, but don't take my word for it. Instead, check out their Website.
Finally, don't forget that our first screening will take place at The Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show! from June 6-8, 2014. You can read more about that screening by clicking here.
Are you going to be able to attend either the world premiere or the GCE screening, Bill? It would be a shame if you weren't able to attend such a thing.
Heck, have you even seen any of your own movie? From what you've posted in the past, it sounds like you're almost as in the dark as the rest of us are.
I was worried that "Gameplay" would turn out to be a dry historical treatise, but the trailer makes it clear that the movie is approaching the subject matter from a very fun, approachable angle, just as I hoped it would!
That's a lot of questions. ;-) Yes, of course I've seen the film and no I've never been in the dark about its production. It's just that in the five years, the director/editor changed several times, forcing us to essentially start over from scratch. In fact, I'm going to have a private screening with my family on Sunday. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the world premiere or CGE. Our third child will be born right around CGE is happening, otherwise I'd be there. There might be a screening in Philadelphia that I will attend if it happens, since I'm not too far away. There are still several open ended distribution/screening things that we need to get the final word on.
I think you'll enjoy the film, particularly the first half. There are lots of first-hand accounts from the people who made the history in it and plenty of visuals that help elevate the story beyond the usual production of this type. Despite the five year production cycle, it all came together for us in the end. Me being me, there are a few elements I'm not 100% happy with, but with so many cooks in the kitchen, that was inevitable. With that said, I still stand by the production.