Hot Docs Preview: Living the Game [Takao Gotsu, 2017]

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With the emergence of e-sports over the past decade, it was only a matter of time before a documentary came out about it.

Living the Game is a film that follows the lives of several professional Street Fighter players. It’s an interesting tale focusing heavily on two very different personalities and how they tackle the struggles of being a professional gamer (there are five gamers featured, but two are heavily featured). What I found interesting is that the tale told could theoretically be about any sport, as it dives through struggles with training, maintaining a balanced life and also needing to sort out what happens after their careers are finished. The director does a great job highlighting both the good and the bad, making it a real struggle that the audience can connect with even if they don’t play video games.

Tue, May 2 @ 8:30 PM Scotiabank Theatre 4
Thu, May 4 @ 8:45 PM Scotiabank Theatre 7
Sun, May 7 @ 6:15 PM Scotiabank Theatre 3

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