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Silo Cinema and Night Markets presents The King of Kong

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When:

  • Fri 16 Mar ’12, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Where:

Silo Park, Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This week we return to documentary format with the excellent film directed by Seth Gordon - 'King Of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters'.

Come along early to ensure you have a look around the handmade night market featuring various arts, crafts, food and beverage stalls, including popcorn and ice blocks for the film!

Night Markets begin at 5pm for post-work drinks in the sun, and the film begins at 9pm with a short film and music clip.

About the film: Seth Gordon's documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organisation, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organisation, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games. Eventually Steve Wiebe, with time on his hands now that he finds himself without a job, decides to seriously hunker down and challenge Mitchell's record. Gordon gets close to both men, and shows how the passionate arcade subculture harbours very powerful feelings about both of them. Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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