MMU: Based on the Hit Game...

Four-week class held at the Movie Madness Miniplex!

Since the 1980s, film and video games have powerfully influenced each other in terms of content, structure, pacing, and more. In this class we’ll examine this relationship by exploring the first wave of game-to-film adaptations. We’ll revisit the era when the 8-bit industry boomed, and we saw the birth of a notorious new cinematic genre: “Films adapted from hit games”! We’ll dig into the history of video games and chart their journey to your local multiplex, via four infamous films defined by bold ideas, technological innovation, and good old-fashioned greed. And we’ll cap things off with a party night of games on the Miniplex screen after the last class.

Thanks to our friends at Ground Kontrol for sponsoring this class!

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Movies will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex (4320 SE Belmont), followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will be held Thursdays in May at 7:00pm. Proof of vaccination is required for all students and instructors. Masks are welcome but not required.

Tuition is $75 for the four-week class, $60 for Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness Members. Class size will be limited to 18.

This class will be taught by MMU Instructor Dylan Reiff. Reiff spent years working with the Sundance Film Festival; he has also designed immersive games and escape rooms for Fantastic Fest, the Stanley Film Festival, and Overlook Film Festival.