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The Cube movie: Crazy; freaky; don't miss it

The consensus was “crazy, freaky, trippy and incredible”.

Media had a sneak preview of The Cube, a free short film set up in the Hastings city centre mall today. They came out of the viewing wide-eyed and full of superlatives.

Martin Good and Sarah van der Kley, from The Hits, and Linda Hall from Hawke’s Bay Today took turns to don the latest in 3D technology and enter The Cube one at a time. Without giving too much away, the free 15 minute was definitely worth seeing, they said.

“I don’t know where I am now,” said van der Kley. “You forget you’re in a container in the middle of Hastings.”

Good described it as “freaky . . . I can understand why you aren’t allowed to get off your chair during it.”

Hall said she would be reviewing the movie in the Hawke’s Bay Today sometime in the next couple of days and recommended people “don’t miss it”.

The movie, by UK-based transmedia artist Simon Wilkinson, was inspired by an unsolved disappearance in 1950s America. In 1959, eight students and a science teacher from the Magic Valley Liberal Arts College mysteriously vanished in a Nevada Desert. Two weeks after their disappearance, police discovered a black box in the desert containing eight letters which the students had written to their parents. The sinister events remain a mystery to this day.

Now, nearly 60 years on, The Cube tells the story from the perspective of one of the lost students.

The movie, being played in a shipping container in the Hastings city centre mall, is free. It opens tomorrow (October 11) and runs daily from 10am to 8pm until Sunday evening.

4 October 2017

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