Ready Player One - Newport

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Ready Player One
Screening & Talk
Ready Player One

Event Date

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Event Time

09:45 - 13:00

Location

The Riverfront,
Kingsway,
Newport,
NP20 1HG

12

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

11+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Design and Technology
  • Digital
  • English
  • Information Computing Technology
  • Media Studies

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of Ready Player One as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive and will be followed by a talk.

About the talk: Following the screening, a discussion on themes and topics portrayed in the film will be held, looking at the possibilities of gaming in the real world and how accurate is the film to real life. To lead the discussion, Gaming influencer and star of RKGvideo, and also IGN, MTV, Vice, Mashable, AskMen, CityAM and BBC - Gav Murphy will be joining us to share his expansive knowledge on the subject. 

Cynhelir y digwyddiadau hyn yn Saesneg ond darperir gweithgareddau, adnoddau a chefnogaeth yn y Gymraeg gan Into Film Cymru. I wybod mwy, ebostiwch cardiff@intofilm.org

These events will be held through the medium of English, however, Into Film Cymru also provide resources, events and services through the medium of Welsh. To find out more, email cardiff@intofilm.org

WHEN: Wednesday 26 February, 9.45am -1pm (the event will start promptly at 10.00am)

WHERE: The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG. Please note there is limited parking.

 

Certificate: 12A - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 11+.

 

Cynhelir y digwyddiadau hyn yn Saesneg ond darperir gweithgareddau, adnoddau a chefnogaeth yn y Gymraeg gan Into Film Cymru. I wybod mwy, ebostiwch cardiff@intofilm.org

These events will be held through the medium of English, however, Into Film Cymru also provide resources, events and services through the medium of Welsh. To find out more, email cardiff@intofilm.org

 

*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked*

 

We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Please contact info@intofilm.org with any queries.

 

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Film title

Ready Player One


Synopsis

In the year 2045, the real world has slipped into a dystopia and most people are living in slum-like dwellings known as ‘stacks’. By way of escapism, they seek refuge in the virtual universe of the OASIS, a space dreamed up by eccentric genius James Halliday in which the only limits are your own imagination. Following his death, it is revealed that Halliday left a series of “Easter eggs”, promising total control of the OASIS to the person who could complete a three-part contest, largely based on Halliday’s encyclopedic love of popular culture. Teenager Wade and his group of friends known as the High Five set out on this treasure hunt, but discover that a sinister corporation is also on the quest, placing the future of the real and virtual worlds in jeopardy. 'Ready Player One' is a visually astounding, immersive action adventure that both celebrates and critiques the modern obsession with nostalgia, adapted from the best-selling teen novel.

Moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language.

Director/s

Steven Spielberg

Year

2018

Country of Production

USA

Genres

  • Action and Adventure
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Language

English

Duration

140 minutes

Venue name

The Riverfront

Address

Kingsway,
Newport,
NP20 1HG