"This is how they roll." What the hit comedy
feature "Role Models" did for live-action role-playing game enthusiasts,
"The Dungeon Masters" does for devoted table-top game players. D&D is no
mere game to Richard, Scott and Elizabeth, the people profiled in this
engrossing documentary. Against a backdrop of crumbling middle-class
America, these three adults have devoted themselves to the storied game.
But their baroque fantasies are at odds with their mundane real lives, and
they find it increasingly difficult to gain satisfaction from the
imaginary triumphs provided by D&D.
Along the way, director Keven
McAlester reveals his subjects' actual heroism: summoning the courage to
face life's hardships head on. "The Dungeon Masters" reimagines the
themes of classic heroic cinema, creating a moving picture of large
struggles and small victories.
1,78:1, Laufzeit 87 Minuten, NTSC, Regionalcode 1