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Across the line

Nonny de la Peña / Brad Lichtenstein / Jeff Fitzsimmons

USA, 2017 / 10 min / English / VR Documentary

“Across the Line” is an immersive virtual reality experience that puts the audience on scene as anti-abortion activists try to prevent patients from obtaining sexual and reproductive health care.  The film is a powerful hybrid documentary-fiction depiction of the gauntlet that many abortion providers, health center staff, and patients must walk on a typical day in America.

 

Screening dates: From 2nd to 12th March 2017

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm.
  • Thursday: 11am – 11pm.
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Venue: ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Free admission to the ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg with access to the “BlackBox” exhibition room, the “Aquarium” and the ca(fé)sino. Free Night every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm.

Screenings
Thu 02/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 03/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 04/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 05/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Mon 06/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Wed 08/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Thu 09/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 10/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 11/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 12/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public

“That experience, […] is highly accurate, and helps illustrate the trauma protesters add to the emotionally fraught experience of getting an abortion.” Claire Lampen, News.Mic, 26/05/2016

 

“My entire career has been devoted to putting the truth of people’s lives in front of audiences to spur them into action.” Brad Lichtenstein, Planned Parenthood, 03/12/2015

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Cast & Credits
Cast 
Samantha Collier / Kristina Nailen / Raegan McDonald-Mosley MD / Charles Gilbert / Lee Sherman / Joe Spence
Sound 
Jacob Fatke / Richard Pooler
Production 
Nonny de la Peña / Julie Young / Morgan Johnson Assistant Producers: Nikki Zaleski / Madeline Power / Custom Reality Services
Coproduction 
Executive Producers: Dawn Laguens / Molly Eagan / Caren Spruch / Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Distribution 
Emblematic Group
Animation 
John Roberts / House of Moves
Biography

Nonny de la Peña has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality”. As CEO of Emblematic Group, she uses cutting edge technologies to create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers.

Brad Lichtenstein is the president of 371 Productions and co-founder of Custom Reality Services. He directed amongst others the Emmy-nominated feature doc “As Goes Janesville”, and is known for intimate, engaging documentary storytelling.

Jeff Fitzsimmons is an author, artist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the VR company Custom Reality Services.