Special Events: New Platforms, New Voices

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Series on the web, which originally served as an alternative ecosystem for storytellers who couldn’t get their work onto larger platforms, now serves as an unofficial farm team for those same platforms, birthing such recent web-to-cable successes as Insecure, High Maintenance and Broad City. But the format is equally fascinating as an incubator for new voices and storytelling forms that might not be possible in traditional venues.

Split Screens’ inaugural web series panel spotlights four titles, each with a distinct style and point-of-view: Bravest Warriors, from Adventure Time mastermind Pendleton Ward, follows four teenaged heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions; Eat Our Feelings, a combination sitcom and cooking show that follows two Brooklyn 20-somethings cooking and eating their way through life’s challenges; The Outs, which tells the story of broken-up couple, Jack and Mitchell, in non-linear scenes, and Gunner Jackson, in which a 26-year-old inventor tries to prove he’s being surveilled by the U.S. Government.

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.