It used to be that if you wanted to get inside a movie, you'd have to ring Marlon Brando's doorbell and then quickly hide in a sandwich on his doorstep. From there, it was a waiting game.
|Filmgate Interactive 2014, where you can interact with just about anything but the ground|
Technological improvements have led to a new kind of filmmaking far more interactive than mere cannibalism. That's where Indie Film Club Miami's Filmgate Interactive 2014, running from Thursday through Wednesday, comes in.
Diliana Alexander, who has directed the festival since it began in 2012, says that "this is the future of visual and interactive storytelling. We want to make sure that not only does Miami experience it but also starts to create it."
Filmgate includes interactive films, yes, but also dance, music and theater experiences. Take, for example, The Lost Children (9 p.m. on Jan 31 and Feb 1, $35). A plot summary is useless because the story will change -- in real time -- based on how the audience interacts with the film. What we do know is that there will be cocktails, a chance to join a cult, and full nudity. There will also be a Q&A after each version of the event so you can learn what the heck it was that you were just a part of.More »