Premiering in the Midnight Movies section are: Barry Levinson's "The Bay" (produced by "Paranormal Activity" director Oren Peli); Peter Strickland's recently acquired "Berberian Sound Studio," about creating the soundtrack to a horror film; and writer-director-star Takeshi Kitano's Japanese gangster film "Outrage Beyond."
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The inaugural Convergence event will include a keynote from Tommy Pallota, the producer behind the films "Waking Life" and "A Scanner Darkly." Other events include a premiere of the film component of transmedia project "McCarren Park," named after the famed Williamsburg park, in which hipsters will fight off dinosaurs, and a screening of "Renga," a feature-length film in which the audience controls the "Space Invaders-like action."
Convergence will also feature a TED-style TEDxUpperWestSide conference for players in the transmedia realm.
The full press release, inlcluing the complete lineup for NYFF Convergence and descriptions of the Midnight Movies films, is on the next page.