8:30pm – Sunday, March 18 on ABC2
Sunday nights on ABC2 is the home of Sunday Best, an outstanding collection of game-changing and thought-provoking feature length documentaries. We’ve done the work to bring you the best must-see intelligent docos that are just 2 good to miss.
Put on your Sunday Best…
Seth Gordon’s documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America.
Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organisation, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organisation, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games.
Eventually Steve Wiebe, with time on his hands now that he finds himself without a job, decides to seriously hunker down and challenge Mitchell’s record. Gordon gets close to both men, and shows how the passionate arcade subculture harbours very powerful feelings about both of them.