Welcome to the new Flavorpill

Discover and share great events with your friends

Sign Up Log In
New_full_c076de064463756b3698759989eddd81
Film

Off the Screen: An Evening of Investigation featuring a screening of The Institute, a documentary by Spencer McCall

Exploratorium (Pier 15, San Francisco, CA) Map it $10
28a4e778c86877f8d9c4408e375fea99?s=50 Exploratorium Public Information

Focused on an induction center in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, The Institute is a cinematic probe investigating the mythology and practice of “nonchalance” in our modern-day urban landscape. This evening will align the inquisitive interests of the Exploratorium and Games of Nonchalance as we encourage visitors to look closer and discover the seams that hold together our perception of reality.
The Institute (2013, 90 min., video), Director Spencer McCall
Welcome to the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became “inducted” without ever quite realizing what they’d signed up for. (Before the film screening, we invite audience members to become "inducted.") Was it a cult? Was it an elaborate game? Told from the participants’ perspectives, the film looks over the precipice at an emergent new art form where real-world and fictional narratives collide, creating unforeseen and often unsettling consequences. Fusing elements of counter-culture, new religious movements, and street art, The Institute invites viewers down the rabbit hole into a secret underground world teeming just beneath the surface of everyday life.

- Exploratorium

Off the Screen: An Evening of Investigation featuring a screening of The Institute, a documentary by Spencer McCall

Exploratorium (Pier 15, San Francisco, CA) Map it $10
  • 28a4e778c86877f8d9c4408e375fea99?s=50
More Event Info (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/cinema/october-25-2013)
Arrive early; the Exploratorium's West Gallery, focused on human phenomena, will be open for ticketed guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Save event for more information and special offers
28a4e778c86877f8d9c4408e375fea99?s=50 Added By Exploratorium Public Information
Event Sponsors