Thank You For Playing

A documentary film by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall.

When one-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father Ryan begins working on an unusual and poetic video game to honor Joel's life. Following Ryan's family through the creation of the game and the day-to-day realities of Joel’s treatment, Thank You For Playing is a thought-provoking testimony to the empathetic power of art, examining how we process grief through technology in the twenty-first century, and the implications of documenting profound human experiences in a new artistic medium: the video game.

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

Harvard Ed Portal
Allston, MA
February 9, 6PM
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Q&A with one of the directors, Malika Zouhali-Worrall

PAST SCREENINGS

Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY
World Premiere
April 17, 2015

Hot Docs International Film Festival
Toronto, ON
International Premiere
April 28, 2015

Bentonville Film Festival
Bentonville, AR
May 5, 2015

ArcLight Doc Series
Los Angeles, CA
July 7, 2015

Woods Hole Film Festival
Woods Hole, Cape Cod
July 29, 2015

Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
August 1, 2015
August 9, 2015

EIDF - EBS International Documentary Festival
Seoul, South Korea
August 28, 2015
August 30, 2015

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime
Seattle, WA
August 30, 2015

Camden International Film Festival
Camden, ME
September 20, 2015

SVA Alumni Film & Animation Festival
New York, NY
September 20, 2015

Rio Film Festival 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 9, 2015
October 10, 2015
October 14, 2015

Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
October 18, 2015

IndieCade Festival
Culver City, CA
October 21, 2015

New Orleans International Film Festival
New Orleans, LA
October 18, 2015
October 22, 2015

United Nations Association Film Festival
Stanford University, CA
October 23, 2015

Twin Cities Film Festival 
St. Louis Park, MN
October 31, 2015

San Francisco Doc Stories  
San Francisco, CA
November 8, 2015

St. Louis International Film Festival 
St. Louis, MO
November 14, 2015

Calgary Underground Film Festival
Calgary, Alberta
November 22, 2015

IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
November 21-29, 2015

Trømso International Film Festival
Trømso, Norway
January 21-23, 2016

Magfest - Games on Film 2016
National Harbor, Maryland
February 20, 2016

Screenshake
Antwerp, Belgium
February 21, 2016

Salem International Film Festival
Salem, Massachusetts
March 6, 2016

In Light Film Festival, Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
March 6, 2016

Oneota Film Festival
Decorah, Iowa
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cleveland International Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, April 8 / Saturday, April 9

Moscow International Documentary Film Festival
Moscow, Russia
May 19-24

5/24: Denver | Denver Film Society

4/16: Chicago | Facets (ended)

4/1 - 4/17: San Francisco | The Roxie Theater (ended)

3/18 - 3/24: New York | Made in NYC Media Center (ended)

3/18  - 3/24: Los Angeles | Laemmle Noho (ended)

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[Coming soon] Discussion Guide (all audiences) 

[Coming soon] Lesson Plan (school-age audiences)

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