L.A. Noire honored as official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:16 GMT

Rockstar, Take-Two, and Team Bondi have announced that L.A. Noire has been honored as an Official Selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

This is the first time a game has been recognized by the festival.

“We’re thrilled that L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “It’s a real honor, and another step forward for interactive
entertainment.”

Rockstar Games will also present an exclusive preview of L.A. Noire as part of the Tribeca Talks series, taking place on April 25.

According to the press release, the presentation of the game at the festival will include a live interactive screening of a case from L.A.Noire, followed by a Q&A exploring “the crossover between filmmaking and interactive entertainment.”

The Q&A’s focus will be on making the game, the technology behind it, and “story and action in this medium,” and it will be moderated by Tribeca’s CCO, Geoff Gilmore.

“What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking,” said Gilmore. “It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.”

L.A. Noire is slated for release May 17 and May 20 for PS3 and 360 in the US and Europe.

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