2016 Tribeca Film Festival Adds to Experiential, VR and Imagination Day Lineup

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By Chris O’Fait

The Tribeca Film Festival announced today a series of new additions to the 2016 festival, including the world premiere of “the bomb,” five more VR options in their Virtual Arcade and additional speakers for their Imagination Day summit, taking place on April 19.

From April 18-20, the Tribeca Film Festival will also be hosting a Virtual Arcade where anyone with a Festival Hub Pass can check out 18 virtual reality projects. Today the festival announced the addition five new projects to the Arcade, including the world premiere of “Grateful Dead: Truckin,” from Jaunt VR, which captures the band’s historic Fare Thee Wells tour. Also included in the arcade will be “Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart,” created by The New York Times, a stereoscopic experience that brings viewers to Pluto. “The Click Effect,” created by Sandy Smolan and James Nestor, allows you to free-dive below the ocean’s surface to discover the “click” communication of dolphins and sperm whales. “Perspective 2: The Misdemeanor,” created by Rose Troche and Morris May, is a 360-degree, live action drama that details a misdemeanor stop by a police officer in Brooklyn that spirals out of control. Also on display is “Collisions,” which premiered at Sundance and examines the clash of Aboriginal and Western culture.

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