The Dwarvenaut

Special Events (CTCC Ballroom A)

Friday July 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Dwarvenaut is a dreamlike glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny. An art prodigy obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons, who attempts to bring his most ambitious work to life through Kickstarter, where he has raised over $6.4 million and given countless D&D devotees the dungeons of their wildest fantasies. If he is not successful this time around, he could lose the business he spent his entire life to build. Directed by: Josh Bishop Running time: 1h 24min with a Q & A with Stefan Pokorny after the documentary. “I know nothing about Dungeons & Dragons, and I thought The Dwarvenaut was great! It’s a charming film, full of belly laughs, about an artist (Stefan Pokorny) on a fascinating quest to bring people together through his enthusiasm for the game and his creation of model cities. You’ll think he’s bonkers until you see the methods behind the madness: how every moment from his adoption as a young boy to his nail-biting $2 million dollar Kickstarter campaign reveals a life of deep focus, and deeper joy. By the end, I was shouting “VALORIA!” — the name of his ultimate mythical city — along with the rest of the audience. Don’t miss this film!” Robert Zott, audience review on Rotten Tomatoes