PIFF After Dark: MAN VS. SNAKE with directors in attendance + short film SLOW CREEP

Man Vs Snake 1 copy

In 1983, Tim McVey claimed the highest score ever achieved on a classic video game. The game in question was Nibbler, an obscure title that allows for marathon sessions of 40+ hours. Now in his forties, and with his title bested by another player, Tim undertakes the challenge of reconquering the mountain that is Nibbler. “While MAN VS. SNAKE owes a certain thematic debt to THE KING OF KONG, it is its own film, one whose universal appeal should go beyond the ranks of video-game lovers to anyone who understands that primal need for greatness.” – Matt Singer, Screen Crush (92 mins.)

PRECEDED BY:
SLOW CREEP
Jim Hickcox | US.
It’s movie night for a group of teenaged friends who, despite warnings from a video store clerk, have rented a cursed VHS tape. (13 mins.)

Directors Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy in attendance.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

MAN VS. SNAKE screens Saturday, February 27 at 11pm at Cinema 21. The film is being presented as part of PIFF After Dark at the 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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