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The Institute (2013)

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Starting in 2008, enigmatic fliers began to appear on San Francisco street corners, urging unsuspecting citizens to visit the 16th floor of a skyscraper in the Financial District. Once there, a video would begin playing, with a charismatic older gentleman in a turtleneck and sport coat addressing the audience. This man was Octavio Coleman Esq., and his organization, The Jejune Institute, was ready to "induct" these people into a new life. This film chronicles the 3 year existence of this mysterious group, which towed the line between cult, art piece, and elaborate game, and brought its over 10,000 participants into an alternative reality wherein the line between fiction and fact became irrevocably blurred. Participants engaged in city-wide scavenger hunts, mass protests, and daring search-and-rescue missions, all the while unraveling a narrative whose disparate parts eventually coalesced into a greater, touching story - of loss, grief and remembrance.


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Critics FreshAudience Upright
71% - Fresh
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 4th, 2013 (Limited) by Argot Pictures
Video Release: November 1st, 2013 by Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Alternate Reality Game
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pen & Banjo Films, Nonchalance
Production Countries: United States


Garland Glessner    Himself
Carolee Gilligan Wheeler    Herself
Jason Schupp    Himself
Gordon Mclachlan    Himself
Jeff Hull    Himself
Uriah Findley    Himself
Sara Thacher    Herself
Jake Ceniceros    Himself
Daniel Shoup    Himself
Darin De Stefano    Himself
Michael Wertz    Himself
Kiyomi Tanouye    Herself
Geordie Aitken    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Spencer McCall
Co-Producer    Uriah Findley
Editor    Spencer McCall
Cinematographer    Paul Encinas
Sound Editor    Brendon Harry
Sound Editor    Uriah Findley
Sound Mixer    Brendon Harry
Sound Mixer    Uriah Findley
Composer    Anthony Cardenas
Re-recording Mixer    Kyrsten Mate
Sound Designer    Kyrsten Mate

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