Between Pokemon Go bar crawls and the reboot (in miniature form) of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, we may have reached peak gaming nostalgia. If that dude who fell into Prospect Park Pond convinced you it’s safer to watch than to play, check out these two soon-to-be-released docs, about rabid gamers in the B+B zone.
Take Marwencol, set it in Bushwick, replace World War II with Dungeons & Dragons, and you have The Dwarvenaut. The endearing documentary, directed by Josh Bishop, just made its world premiere at South by Southwest. It tells the story of Stefan Pokorny, a Bushwick-based maker of Dungeons & Dragons sets and gamepieces who initially seems to confirm all the stereotypes about D&Ders, but ends up making you feel guilty you ever had those snide prejudices.