Rockstar has a penchant for publishing cinematic games, but today the company announced its next game will be featured at an actual cinema festival. L.A. Noire will be an Official Selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, marking the first time the event has honored a video game.
As part of the Tribeca Talks series, Rockstar will preview the game for the Tribeca audience on April 25. They'll show a "live interactive" case, and then host a Q&A session moderated by Tribeca Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gilmore, about the cross-pollination of film and video games.
"We're thrilled that L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival this way," said Rockstar founder Sam Houser in the announcement. "It's a real honor, and another step forward for interactive entertainment."
The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 20 to May 1 in New York City. This will be the event's 10th anniversary.
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