The Institute

The Institute
Is it a cult? Is it a game? Or is it a life changing adventure…

The Institute movie poster
Category:  Sci-Fi / Mockumentary
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  91 min.
Director:  Spencer McCall
Producer:  Spencer McCall

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‘The Institute’ is a feature-length documentary that examines a San Francisco-based Alternate Reality Game, where thousands of participants got more than they bargained for.

Told From the players’ perspectives, the film looks over the precipice at an emergent new art form where the real world and fictional narratives merge to create unforeseen and often unsettling unsettling consequences.

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