Indie Game: The Movie Screening This Week

Filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky rocking the Atari old-school.

This week, a fascinating new documentary about independent game creators called Indie Game: The Movie comes to the Victoria area as part of the Hot Docs series. Created by two first-time filmmakers from Winnipeg, Indie Game won an award at Sundance and is the talk of game developers across the world. And! There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards. It is your duty as a gamer/game creator to go and see Indie Game: The Movie on Thursday night!

Movie description from the website:

“With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success.

After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.

First-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky capture the emotional journey of these meticulously obsessive artists who devote their lives to their interactive art. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game.

-Sundance Film Festival

Feature Documentary, 96 mins”

Remember: Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE before the show, and are limited in quantity!

Purchase tickets here. More details available on the Meet-up event linked below.


Thursday, May 3rd – 6:00 PM


Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas
900 2945 Jacklin Rd
Langford BC, V9B 5E3
(250) 474-1007

Meet-up Event:

Indie Game: The Movie: The Screening

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