“Unrest,” a movie about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year, is using an unconventional distribution method to make sure that it is seen by one of its target audiences: homebound sufferers of the disease.
The film opened in theaters in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday. However, for those affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome who might not be able to attend a theatrical screening, filmmaker Jennifer Brea and her team have come up with an innovative idea with accessibility as their main priority.
Homebound viewers will be able watch the film in virtual screenings over the platform OVEE, many of which will also allow the audience to participate in virtual panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
These screenings are ticketed events which run at approximately the same showtimes as theatrical screenings, and they’re also localized.
Digital attendees have to live within 100 miles of the theatrical release, and the post-viewing chat rooms will accept up to 100 viewers.
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