Sunday, August 21, 2016

Man Vs Snake to get a free screening on the 26th

I got a press release concerning MAN VS SNAKE an awesome video game documentary that is going to screen for free on Friday. Its a great film. It made my Film Finds list for last year. (I kind of reviewed it here).

You have to see the film because it's one of the best video game docs you'll see. And if you can't tune in for free rent the damn thing on VOD like iTunes or Amazon.

Here are the details on the free screening

The award-winning documentary MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the thrilling saga of one of eSports original heroes, will make its Webcast Premiere as part of Twitch Weekly ( on August 26th, 2pm/PDT. This is a one-time only, free screening of the feature documentary in its entirety for the Twitch audience.

MAN VS SNAKE won Best Picture Documentary awards at Fantastic Fest Film Festival 2015 and Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016, honorable mention at Twin Cities and Omaha Film Festivals and Best Editing Award at FilmQuest 2016 — it currently has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. Distributed by Filmbuff, the film is currently available on major on-demand platforms as of June 24th.

MAN VS SNAKE is a competition/e-Sports doc, that chronicles the story of the first billion-point arcade game (as achieved by Timothy McVey in 1984 — using one quarter and 44 1/2 hours of nonstop play) and the modern day misadventures on an international assortment of competitive “Nibbler” players still contending for world record dominance — yes, it’s weird, but also very entertaining. Moreover, the central theme of a middle-aged man attempting to recapture the glory of his youth is pretty inspirational.

If you ever played the game 'Snake' on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with 'Nibbler,' the original 'snake' game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey who, in 1984, on a single quarter (and over 44 hours of non-stop play) was the first person in history to score over one billion points on a video game. 25 years later, rumors of a higher score surface online, attributed to Italian kickboxing champion Enrico Zanetti. This calls into question everything Tim McVey has believed for decades and forces him to make a decision: either set a new world record, or risk losing his legacy forever.

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