Bigscreen is hosting a free screening of video game documentary Insert Coin, preceded by a Q&A session with the film’s director and Ernest Cline.
The screening will be take place next Friday, the 26th of February, starting at 7pm PT and available entirely for free. A 30-minute Q&A session will take place before the film, hosted by Dan Amrich and joined by Insert Coin director Josh Tsui and Ready Player One author, Ernest Cline, who also stars in the documentary. The documentary screening will start at 7:30pm PT and run for 2 hours.
Here’s a description of Insert Coin, courtesy of Bigscreen:
INSERT COIN is a Midway Games documentary showcasing the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time! It’s a great opportunity to dive deep into one of the most interesting contributors to modern arcade with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. Eugene Jarvis, the “Godfather of Video Games,” and the small, tight-knit group of friends reveal the roller coaster ride of handling success.
The screening will be available in 12 countries, including the US, Canada and the UK. If you’re not able to make the live event, then both the Q&A and the documentary will be available as part of Bigscreen’s VOD rental catalog. Access to the VOD will be free for a week after the event and will then be available to rent for $4.99.
Late last year, Bigscreen hosted a similar Q&A with Ernest Cline to talk about his then-upcoming book Ready Player Two, the sequel to the cult-favorite Ready Player One.
Bigscreen’s Q&A and screening of Insert Coin starts next Friday at 7pm PT.