This summer, DC is hosting an emotionally powerful virtual reality story by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Academy Award-winning director of The Revenant, Birdman, and Babel. This state-of-the-art VR adventure, CARNE y ARENA, takes “immersive” to a new level. It’s unmissable.
Also, Iñárritu will be in DC on June 4 to discuss why and how he told this story. The event is sold out but the Phillips Collection will livestream the talk at 6:30pm on its YouTube channel. (You heard it here first.)
Iñárritu collaborated with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, producer Mary Parent, and ILMxLAB to create CARNE y ARENA. It premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as the first virtual reality project in the festival’s history and is now touring the world.
Free tickets will be released every two weeks throughout the summer. The allotment for June 1-15 will go on sale June 1 at 8am.
- When you’re signing up for a timeslot, have your ideal dates and times ready—you’ll have to choose quickly! Since each VR adventure is solo, getting a group together will require advance (and real-time) coordination.
- Wear casual clothes.
- There’s plenty of parking in the lot.
- After the VR adventure, take your time absorbing the detailed stories in the final hallway.
After you see it, please leave a comment about it—let me know your takeaways.
Zohar Rom edits this blog and is a writer and project manager. He drives brand success for clients and adores new challenges. Zohar is also a filmmaker; he earned the first-ever Best in Show at the Cable Advertising Awards and is directing Entitlement, a short film set in a future where sexual choices have new limits.