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1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Many San Franciscans take part in an elaborate alternate-reality game created by Jeff Hull, but as more players become involved, the game begins to spin out of control.


Director: Spencer McCall

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Argot Pictures

The Institute (2012)

Release Date: October 4th, 2013|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A ludicrous, yet oddly engaging documentary. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The film will frustrate viewers who insist on knowing which interviewees are recounting real experiences and which are perpetuating fictions hatched by the game's creator, Jeff Hull. But mystery is part of the appeal. show more

  • 25
    Slant Magazine

    A lazily constructed documentary that doesn't hide first-time director Spencer McCall's admitted lack of understanding for his subject. show more

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