Tribeca Immersive Lineup
Ali Wong, Jeffrey Wright, Noah Schnapp, and Yo-Yo Ma are featured in the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2019 lineup of immersive, interactive, and virtual reality titles.
Projects include a South Carolina school tragedy in “12 Seconds of Gunfire: The True Story of a School Shooting,” Arthur Ashe’s landmark tennis victory in “Ashe ’68,” an exploration of pollution and conservation in “A Drop in the Ocean,” and persecution of the LGBTQIA community in “Another Dream.”
Tribeca Immersive encompasses Virtual Arcade with 22 experiences and exhibits, and Tribeca Cinema360 with a dozen screenings in a virtual reality theater. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 24 to May 5.
The festival will premiere the first “Doctor Who” experience in VR with “Doctor Who: The Runaway,” voiced by the current and first female doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and present a collaboration with historian/podcaster Dan Carlin and MWM Immersive that transports attendees to a World War I battlefield in “War Remains.”
Wong will star in “Bonfire” from Eric Darnell and Baobab Studios in a story of a spaceship that’s crashed into an alien jungle. Wright and Schnapp are part of “Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over,” a search for something hidden in the walls of a house. Yo-Yo Ma will appear in “Into the Light,” in which he plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor.”