The Institute (2012)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Sociology  |   Release Date - Oct 11, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Spencer McCall's debut documentary The Institute offers a look at a unique art project. In San Francisco, odd signs start popping up encouraging people to visit a local business. It turns out that this was the first step in a free-form, though still organized, real-life role-playing game devised by a man named Jeff Hull. The filmmakers trace how the project developed, and talk with people who were forever changed by their experiences with the immersive project.

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disappearance, evil-corporation, game, scavenger-hunt