DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“MindGamers” asks the question: What if you could instantly share the mind and skills of Stephen Hawking, Beyoncé, Lebron James or anyone and everyone on the planet? Based on contemporary science, “MindGamers: One Thousand Minds Connected Live” will re-imagine the modern moviegoing experience with the very first “action film for the mind.” This one-of-a-kind event will be shown in U.S. cinemas for one night on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. CT/ 7:00 p.m. MT/ 6:00 p.m. PT, with playback at 7:00 p.m. local time for AK/HI, from Fathom Events and Terra Mater Film Studios.
While this live event takes place, 1,000 people from the movie theater audience will participate in the experiment by wearing a cognition headband. These headbands will enable scientists to capture the cognition state of the participants simultaneously via cloud technology and collect data in real time. The result will be a world-first image of a mass-mind state (the likes and scale of which has never been attempted), which could drive our research into the nature of human cognition for years to come.
This special, live cinema event will open with introductory talks from Tim Mullen and Mikey Siegel, both leaders in the fields of technology, neuroscience and the collective consciousness. The feature “MindGamers,” billed as “the first action film for the mind” will follow. The event will conclude with a live Q&A and revealing of the first image of a mass-connected mind.
Tickets for “MindGamers: One Thousand Minds Connected Live” can be purchased online beginning Friday, February 3, 2017, by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Headlined by Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), the feature film “MindGamers” is innovative grounded science fiction fare (Black Mirror, The OA and Westworld). It follows a group of brilliant young students who create a wireless neural network with the potential to link every mind on earth via a quantum computer. Capable of transferring motor-skills from one brain to another, they have brought into existence the first shareware for human motor-skills. They freely spread this technology, believing it to be a first step towards a new equality and intellectual freedom. But they soon discover that they themselves are part of a much greater and more sinister experiment, as dark forces emerge that threaten to subvert this network into a means of mass-control.
“This is truly a new experience for cinema audiences,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “To present live data from a collective conscious of moviegoers will be a fascinating and incredible feat, and we are thrilled to help bring this content to the big screen!”
“As a studio, we have taken on the challenge to create cinema that pushes new boundaries and goes beyond the ordinary,” Walter Koehler, CEO of Terra Mater, commented. “'MindGamers' is the creative engine to a world-first moment in neuroscience history, and we are proud to partner with Fathom and bring this to our audience live.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Terra Mater Film Studios
Terra Mater Film Studios is the international theatrical film division of Red Bull. Launched in 2014 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, the studio’s remit covers both documentary and scripted narrative films in a diverse range of genres.
Terra Mater Film Studios produces stories that are highly relevant and strongly rooted in reality. The most recent theatrical productions include The Ivory Game, a Netflix Original documentary thriller, shortlisted for the Academy Awards® 2017, about the murderous ivory trade, executive produced by actor, producer and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. And the ground-breaking wildlife drama, Brothers of the Wind featuring Jean Reno.
Terra Mater Film Studios is part of the Terra Mater Factual Studios portfolio. Founded in 2011, Terra Mater Factual Studios has produced over 100 blue-chip primetime television documentary specials and series, making it a leading global producer of wildlife and nature, science and history documentaries.