"If you want to live in the fun and fascinating period that was the early '80s, you're going to have to start a home arcade." - Paul Dean, arcade collector
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2013
Remember Pac-Man and Donkey Kong? This is where a $50 billion dollar a year industry got its start. What happened to all the old games when the arcades of the early ‘80s disappeared? "The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time" by SF Bay Area filmmaker Jeff Von Ward follows the rise, fall and rebirth of classic arcade games. Meet the kids who came of age during the golden era of the arcade, now grown up—or mostly grown up—and turning their basements and garages into Chuck-E-Cheeses, intent on preserving the thirty-year-old games they still enjoy.
Anyone who wants to understand the history of gaming and everyone who spent time in an '80s arcade is going to enjoy this film’s loving evocation of the past. It's a call to action to preserve a generation's unique art form.
Movie Trailer: http://vimeo.com/50465335
Winner of the 2013 Audience Award for Best Film at the Northern California Film Festival and the Platinum Reel for Best Documentary at the 2012 Nevada Film Festival, "The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time" is now available on Amazon Instant Video:
A special screening to mark the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film will take place on Saturday, May 18th in San Francisco at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, featuring live music and a post-film Q&A with the filmmaker and many of the Bay Area arcade game collectors featured in the movie.
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: