Tweet Discreetly: A new way of watching cinema
this Friday morning, Abandon Normal Devices invite you to a screening of They Live, with a difference...
28 September 2011Where custom dictates you switch off your mobile phone before the movie starts, on this occasion Abandon Nornal Devices (AND) are inviting you to leave it powered on during this special screening on 30 September.
AND festival's Nick Holloway has dabbled with programming language Ruby alongside a custom hashtag to create a programme that will pull all the tweets together and project them onto the big screen.
Tweet Discreetly will be an opportunity to see the film through your fellow cinemagoers eyes and debate its finer (or siller) points, post your own subtitles or just wisecrack along with your favourite scenes. The hashtag will be shared on the day.
They Live is a legendary 1988 sci-fi horror movie directed by John Carpenter, which Nick described as "an oft quoted cult classic in which construction worker Nada (Roddy Piper) becomes aware that the world is being run by "formaldehyde face" aliens.
You can book tickets for Tweet Discreetly: They Live via the FACT website, in person at Box Office or by calling 0871 902 5737. The screening will be at 10am (one of the festival's breakfast screenings) and will also include the UK premiere of short film Night Fishing which is shot entirely on smartphone cameras.
AND Festival takes place in Liverpool between 29 September - 02 October. For more information and the full programme visit the AND website.