Director: Joshua Tsui Run Time: 101 min. Rating: Not Rated
INSERT COIN The Midway Chronicles is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “godfather of video games” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam – franchises still popular today.
Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with next level success and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.
Official Selections: SXSW 2020, Cleveland International Film Festival, BAFICI, Newport Beach Film Festival, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
“Tsui’s affection for Midway and the anarchic, go-for-broke era of the company’s heyday goes a long way.” ~ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
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