2018, Canada, 78′
The Artists is a deep-dive documentary look at the first three decades of video game history through the lens of the designers, developers and programmers that lay the groundwork to redefine pop culture as we know it. The film investigates the intersection of creativity and technology, approaching specific games from this era as one would explore a seminal film. For a massive audience, video games are the films of the 21st century and their primary source for storytelling. How did that happen? An energetic, entertaining account of this stunning artistic and business success story, The Artists is the saga of how the games from these pixel pioneers became such an influential cultural force.