Film Festivals Move to Make Virtual Reality a Marquee Event

Film festivals are like catnip for movie buffs, as they can take in wildly original films before anyone else. They also provide filmmakers a platform to show off their goods to a wider audience than they'd otherwise be afforded. At least that's the idea. Festivals still do those things, of course, and they do them well. But, well, so does Netflix. And Amazon. And Hulu. Yet, there's still something film festivals provide that streaming services can't: a social experience. Peter Rubin Why I've Never Mixed Weed With Virtual Reality Peter Rubin Imax Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In Peter Rubin Boss Acting Nicer Recently? You May Have VR to Thank Nowhere is this emphasis on being with people more …