Documentary and Discussion: Thank You for Playing


Location: Auditorium, Eck Visitor's Center

A documentary film
By David Osit & Malika Zouhali-Worrall
When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusually beautiful and poetic video game. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years through the creation of “That Dragon, Cancer” as it evolves from a cathartic exercise into a critically acclaimed work of art that sets the gaming industry abuzz. Lauded as "unimaginably intimate" by The New Yorker and "profoundly moving" by Indiewire, Thank You For Playing is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the ability of art and technology to document profound experiences in the modern age.
The documentary screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Ryan and Amy Green.
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.