"Break the Game became a deeply moving, personal journey of a woman struggling, growing, and opening up in an often volatile digital space." - Gabriella Ortega Ricketts, IDA

"While presenting a powerful journey through euphoria and despair, the film exposes how mental health can deteriorate to a critical point." - Martin Kudlac, Screen Anarchy

Narcissa Wright is one of the world’s leading ‘speedrunners’, live streaming her attempts to break the world record for the fastest completion of the classic Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda. When she came out as trans, she received love and support from some of her followers but also suffered a great deal of online hostility. Director Jane M. Wagner cleverly uses imagery from the game to reveal Narcissa’s frustrations and her eventual bid to break out of her digital isolation and embrace love and adventure in the outside world.

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Both screenings of this film will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.