Playing Columbine brings together a wide array of concerned citizens including: game industry leaders, journalists, elected officials, school shooting survivors, and videogame players to examine the issues surrounding the future of videogames as an art form and how one game has touched upon the larger development of an emergent form of expression.
“The ongoing debate over representations of violence in videogames is the immediate focus of Playing Columbine, Danny Ledonne's gripping, troublemaking documentary about the reaction to his videogame re-creation of the Columbine High School massacre. But the film goes much further, ultimately tying questions of propriety and censorship into a larger discussion of the development of videogames as a form of expressive art. [It] serves as an impressively nuanced call for games to be taken more seriously.” – Variety.
Runtime: 94 min. Watch trailer here. This film is not rated but contains violence, nudity and language. It is intended for mature audiences only.
Playing Columbine is being shown in conjunction with The Art of Video Games on view June 16 – September 29.
FREE for all guests.