Limina VR Weekender: Begin Again
The Limina VR Weekender
Presented by Limina Immersive, in partnership with Royal Holloway university
For ages 13+
We are proud to present the Limina VR Weekender, an opportunity to discover a range of world-class, artistic VR experiences right here at Picturehouse Central.
Works will be presented in Limina’s unique ‘VR Theatre’ space - a relaxed and calm environment for collectively experiencing VR, enabling you to discover the layers of meaning behind each virtual experience.
We’ll be presenting different VR Sessions which delve into a particular theme and transport you on a unique journey. Each session will be approximately 50 minutes long.
What does it mean to start again? These three emotionally moving VR pieces introduce us to people who are about to embark on a new beginning, whether that be through positive choice or devastating tragedy. Experience the Begin Again strand to immerse yourself in themes of hope, home, uncertainty and resilience.
Shows start at specified time on ticket, please arrive 10 minutes early.
STEP TO THE LINE // Ricardo Langarono, Defy Ventures
Shot entirely on location in a California maximum security prison, Step to the Line is a documentary that aims to provoke a transformation in the spectator’s eyes about prisoners, the prison system, and themselves. Step to the Line is a story of consequences, second chances and hope that explores the ways lives are changed when someone serves time in prison.
SEA PRAYER // The Guardian, Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR
Inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, Khaled Hosseini, the novelist and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has written a story that has been brought to life in animated virtual reality. The night before a potentially fatal journey, a father reflects with his son on their life in Syria before the war – and on their unknown future. Hosseini's fictionalised piece takes you through the raw emotion of a journey that thousands of people have been forced to make.
GRENFELL: OUR HOME // Parable, 59 Productions, Channel 4
Whilst questions about why the fire happened, who is to blame and what will happen next have barely been out of the news since last June, little is known about the people who called Grenfell Tower their home. Even less is understood about what it was like to live there, how people came to call it their home and what they have lost. Combining documentary interviews and animation, Grenfell: Our Home goes beyond the news headlines to bring to life survivors' stories. It offers a powerful, moving and original perspective as well as a sensitive and respectful record of what happened.