May 03, 2019

DOK.fest 2019. Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema


Die Neue Sammlung



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The Futuro House, 2017.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)
Don’t just watch it, live it: VR Pop Up Cinema at Futuro


For the second time, DOK.fest Munich will be guesting at Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum. Matti Suuronen’s plastic house Futuro – the Space-Age icon that stands in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne – will host the Virtual Reality Pop-Up Cinema, which opens its doors on May 9.

Opening hours:
May 9th – 19th, 2019
Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays until 8 pm
Free of admission.

Opening on 9th May 2019 at 3 p.m. at Futuro.

A collaboration between Québec and Bavaria

To mark the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Québec and Bavaria, the cinema will be screening seven documentary-style virtual reality / 360° experiences recently released in these regions. Join NASA astronauts on a space mission, ride a motorcycle from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, float above Munich’s National Theater on a red velvet chair, immerse yourself in the world of a young bipolar woman, and much more.

Michel Huneault, Maude Thibodeau, Chantal Dumas / NFB, CA 2018, 15 Min.
Photographer Michel Huneault takes you to Roxham Road, the location with the largest number of irregular border crossings by asylum seekers moving from the United States to Canada. Based on 32 true stories.

Trailer, Roxham, 2018.
Video: Michel Huneault, Maude Thibodeau, Chantal Dumas

Space Explorers: A New Dawn
Felix & Paul Studios, CA 2018, 20 Min.
Witness the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. Explore the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and discover the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.

Trailer, Space Explorers: A New Dawn, 2018.
Video: Felix & Paul Studios

Travelling While Black
Roger Ross Williams, Ayesha Naradajah in collaboration with Felix & Paul Studios, USA 2018, 21 Min.
Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, this VR documentary immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

Oculus VR for Good: Traveling While Black, 2019.
Video: oculus (Facebook)

Manic VR
Kalina Bertin, Sandra Rodriguez, Fred Casia, CA 2018, 15 Min.
Explore the exuberant and chaotic bipolar world of a young woman. The user will embark on a journey to decipher the whirlwind of mania, psychosis and depression.

Trailer, Manic VR, 2018.
Video: Kalina Bertin, Sandra Rodriguez, Fred Casia, Nicolas Roy (Creative Directors)

Crossing Borders
Emil Spiewok, DE 2019, 20-40 Min.
A travel documentary set on one of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in South East Asia. Meandering from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok we cross countries shaken by wars and political turmoil – Local perspectives, problems and dreams are center stage in this VR experience.

Trailer, Crossing Borders 360° VR Documentary, 2019.
Video: Emil Spiewok

Fat Cap
Christian Felder, DE 2018, 7 Min.
The mini documentary ‘Fat Cap’ tells the story of the artists of the “Scale” Festival. Graffiti artist Daniel Man brought the international stars of the Mural scene to Munich for this project.

Daniel Mohsel, D 2018, 5 Min.
With ‘V-Aria’ everyone can dive into the dazzling and overwhelming world of opera. On a red velvet chair from the Munich National Theatre you travel through the opera house, meet musicians, dancers and great singers.

V-Aria – Opera in VR and 360° from Munich, 2018.
Video: Daniel Moshel

Curated by:
Myriam Achard (Centre Phi Montréal), Astrid Kahmke und Oliver Seibert (Bayerisches Filmzentrum).

Funders and Partners:
Vertretung der Regierung von Québec, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Digitales, Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien, MedienNetzwerk Bayern, Pinakothek der Moderne, INVR, Centre Phi Montréal, Bayerisches Filmzentrum.

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