Monday, April 22, 2013

Talking Tribeca: RPG OKC

I’ve had the pleasure of screening some feature-length and short selections from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 17th-28th.

Directed by Emily Carmichael
Festival Screenings

On the heels of the success of “Wreck-It Ralph” last year, this 9-minute short seeks to humanize the world of video game characters, bringing them to life in an unlikely romance. This return to the grainier, old-fashioned video game universe represents a visual throwback that adds considerable drama to this story of characters from two different gaming worlds brought together by cute online conversation. While some of its references are amusing, there is also a good deal of old-time language and parlance that doesn’t quite fit into this film’s universe, making for a choppy, or, more appropriately, pixelated experience. Yet this is such a charming journey that its faults should be forgiven, and this harmless opus is easily enjoyable. This short film is screening as part of the “Worst Day Ever” program.

See it or skip it? It’s quirky and fun, and you can even watch it for free online!

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