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Short film: PLAY

Without giving away too much, David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman’s splashy PLAY envisions a society in which a gaming singularity is achieved where technology has advanced to permit portable yet fully immersive virtual realities in which the line between “video games” and reality is blurred to the point of nonrecognition. Things quickly spiral into a nesting doll of alternate identities. The question one asks eventually is whether they can remember their authentic “real” identity (whatever that is) and secondly, whether they want to return to that “real” world.