'PressPausePlay' is a Free and Timely Feature Film on Art and Technology
PressPausePlay is a feature-length documentary on “hope, fear, and digital culture” that has been making the festival rounds for a while and is now available gratis on the internet. It’s highly recommended viewing at any price — you can buy it for $14.99 on iTunes or rent it for $3.99 on Amazon — but now you can also download it for free (in 1080p, no less) on the PressPausePlay site. There’s also a nifty Adobe AIR interactive version (also free) with interactive hotspots and links to full interviews. Here’s not just one but three relevant trailers:
The film was shot on, and includes a segment about, RED cameras (more on the cinematography here). More than just a film extolling the virtues of all things internet and digital, the doc also examines the naysaying angle, including the following quote: “for a serious young filmmaker, these are very depressing times.” I couldn’t disagree more, but it’s one strength of the film that they include multiple perspectives on the issue. A must-watch for independent creatives in the 21st century.