BUTTS! BUTTS! BUTTS!

Who loves BUTTS? In THREE DIMENSIONS?! WE DO! YOU DO!

Did we get your attention? Public Works is pleased to host the San Francisco edition of Kaleidoscope, a virtual reality film festival. In case you haven’t noticed, virtual reality has come a long way from those kiosks at the mall and Nintendo’s all-red Virtual Boy.

Kaleidoscope is hosting 20 different virtual reality films and experiences that will push beyond the limits of two-dimensional perception and show you just what current virtual reality technology is capable of.

There will also be a handful of discussions featuring some of the creators and artists whose work is featured in the festival, including one Tyler Hurd, whose festival contribution — simply titled “BUTTS” — is a virtual reality animated cartoon “about anxiety, depression, and lots and lots of jiggling butts.” We’re not sure what to expect, but we’re very interested.

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So far the film program is as follows:

BRIGHT SHADOWS • BUTTS • COLOSSE • DMZ: MEMORIES OF NO MAN’S LAND • DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB • LOVR • SIGHTLINE: THE CHAIR • SURGE • TANA PURA • THE ARCHER • THE LAST MOUNTAIN • THE NEPAL QUAKE PROJECT • THE NIGHT CAFÉ • WAY TO GO

With further films to be added shortly.

Thanks to kind sponsors Vrideo and Samsung, we’ll be decked out with Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets to enjoy these films in full immersion.

It’s all going down Tuesday, September 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note that we expect this event to sell out, so advance tickets are highly recommended. See you soon!