20.30 – 00:30 CEST (GMT+1, SL 11:30 am – 3:30 pm PDT)
Thursday June 17th 2010
Cross-media mixed-reality event live from movie theatre Kriterion (Amsterdam) and Virtual Holland (Second Life) and Ystreams.TV (web)
On Thursday June 17th there will be a unique event for the Netherlands movie premiere of “RU There” at the kriterion Cinema in Amsterdam and simultaniously online.
“RU There was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. “R U There” tells the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident which resembles those he re-enacts in his video games on a day to day basis; this confronts him with his own mortality and his world is suddenly shaken by reality, in a violent way. He meets an intriguing Taiwanese woman in the hotel bar where he is staying, never quite figuring out whether she is an escort, masseuse or bettle nut girl. He tries to get close to her but only manages to do so in the virtual world, on Second Life which they both visit.
The event is organised by Eye Films Nederland in cooperation with movie theatre Kriterion, Linden Lab ( Second Life ), Ystreams.TV and MetaMeets. With special thanks too Planetart and Meta.Live.Nu.
In line with the story line in the movie the event will take place simultaneously:
· in ‘First Life’: Kriterion in Amsterdam, Roeterstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam)
· in Second Life http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/119/121/1763
· on the web and live via video stream on http://YstreamS.TV
– 20.30 CEST (GMT+1) Dutch Premiere Screening “RU there” movie : 20.30 h (GMT+1) Only “RL” in Kriterion, Amsterdam
– 22:00 CEST ( = SL 1:00 pm PDT ): – Q & A with “RU There”” film crew with director David Verbeek: at Kriterion, in Second Life and on the web
– 22.20 – 00.30 CEST ( = SL 1.20 – 3.30 pm PDT ): – Mixed-Reality Afterparty fromin room K1 in Kriterion, in Second Life and on the web.
‘RU There’ Netherlands Movie Premiere Mixed-Reality’ Afterparty event!
During the after party in room K1 in Kriterion and on the big film screen there will be Live Machinima projections directly live from the secon life venue. At the afterparty location in Virtual Holland in Second Life (provided by JoJa Dhara from Metameets) there will be a big screen showing the live video stream directly live from Kriterion. A community manager will take care of all contacts beteen RL and SL visitors and of the social media back channel. Dutch Second Life residents will be present at the party to help other visitors to make their own avatar so they can go and visit Second Life ! Of course there is music SL too. DJ Messalina Lavendel will provide swinging cool Jazz live from Florida and yes dancing is allowed !
Also avatars from the RU There movie will be present at the after party at Virtual Holland, an unique opportunity to meet a virtual movie star!
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