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L.A. Noire to be recognized at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Submitted by on Wednesday, 30 March 2011No Comment

The Tribeca Film Festival is held in Lower Manhattan, New York each year to “help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.” For those that don’t necessarily keep up with all things film, having a film exhibited at Tribeca is an tremendous honor.

To have a video game featured would not only be incredibly humbling, it would also be the first time it has ever happened.

L.A. Noire will have the distinct pleasure of being an Official Selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (April 20 – May 1).

Although the aim of the festival is to celebrate and admire all that is film for the year the powers that be have seen fit to include L.A. Noire in this year’s festivities because of the game’s unique storytelling techniques.

“What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with  L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking. It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.” – Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer, Tribeca Enterprises

Although the argument can be made that previous games have displayed storytelling similar to what Mr. Gilmore is describing, without much attention from the film industry, the selection represents a great achievement for the entire video game industry. Definitely deserving of a bullet point on the timeline.

“We’re thrilled that  L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way. It’s a real honor, and another step forward for interactive entertainment.” – Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games

As part of the Tribeca Talks series Rockstar Games will present a preview of their upcoming game along with a screening of one of the cases featured in L.A. Noire. Following the presentation will be a Q&A session centered around the exchange between filmmaking and interactive entertainment.

Readers in the Manhattan/New York area can look for the presentation on April 25. For more information visit the Tribeca Film Festival website.

As you can tell by all the coverage, we here at PS3 Attitude are very excited about L.A. Noire. What do you think of this news? Does the fact that Rockstar’s game is receiving mainstream attention excite you about the future of video games?

For more coverage on L.A. Noire be sure to check out some of our previous coverage.