Institute History

  • 2015 Sundance Film Festival


The media lab of Max Rheiner has developed this customized flight simulator that gives the viewer a profound experience of being a bird flying over the city of San Francisco. Look at your hands and arms: They are wings. Look at the ground and see your shadow cast as a bird of prey. Hear the roar of the wind and the powerful flapping sound of your wings as you soar over the parks and through the skyscraper canyons of the urban landscape. —S.F.

Supported by swissnex San Francisco and Pro Helvetia.

— Shari Frilot

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Exhibitions
  • Film Type: Art
  • Country: Switzerland
As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]