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Film Threat Inside Second Life’s Virtual Screening and Filmmaker Discussion for “Insert Coin” Slated for This Thursday

Documentary on the History of Midway Games’ Meteoric Rise in the 90’s is the Second in an On-going Series of Monthly Events for Indie Film Fans
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 – The second in a series of Film Threat in Second Life virtual events for indie film fans will take place this Thursday, November 18. The event will feature a screening of portions of the 2020 film Insert Coin, the Midway Games documentary, as well as a filmmaker discussion with Film Threat founder Chris Gore and the film’s director - and former Midway Games art director- Josh Tsui.


Also joining the discussion will be Warren Davis, designer and programmer of the 1982 arcade game Q*Bert, and developer of the video digitization system used in Midway’s most successful arcade games including NARC, Mortal Kombat, and NBA Jam. Actor Tim Kitzrow, the infamous voice of NBA Jam, will also be on-hand.
“We’re having such a wonderful time putting together these events and love connecting with filmmakers and our community in this way,” said Chris Gore, founder of Film Threat. “This month’s event for Insert Coin should be lots of fun, as we have some great guests. We hope arcade fans, indie film fans, and other members of the game industry community will join us to check out this special documentary and discussion.”
Film Threat Inside Second Life is a custom-built virtual event venue with spaces for screenings, gatherings, and more. The Film Threat events feature panels with leading filmmakers, actors, and Film Threat critics, as well as Film Threat-branding and film-specific exclusive, collectible virtual merchandise.


Film Threat in Second Life is open to the public.to check out the space. The screening event will premiere on Thursday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm Pacific Time and will remain available for viewing until the week preceding the December event for the film, I Am Santa Claus. Check out Film Threat or the Second Life blog to stay updated on future events.


About Film Threat
Film Threat is a leading independent film site and podcast that features news, reviews, filmmaker interviews, festival coverage, DIY how-tos, special screening events, weekly watch parties, and more. Originally launched as a fanzine in 1985, by co-founders Chris Gore and Andre Seewood, Film Threat grew into a national publication following its acquisition by Larry Flynt Publications in 1991. The site first launched in 1996 and the magazine was shuttered in 1997. The site as it appears today was relaunched in 2017, again under the helm of Gore and with the mission to champion up-and-coming filmmakers, exactly 32 years after Film Threat’s debut. For more information, please visit filmthreat.com.

 
About Second Life
Second Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linden Lab, is the groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe. First launched in 2003, Second Life has since gone on to boast nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy. Founded in 1999, Linden Lab creates social platforms and licensed money services that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities, visit its website.


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Additional Resources:
Film Threat in Second Life: https://second.life/filmthreat
Film Threat in Second Life video: https://youtu.be/7twr4S5tPwc
Welcome to Second Life: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/9197-film-threat-event-faq/


Media Contacts                    


Elizabeth Olson, on behalf of Linden Lab
[email protected]

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