Surprise, Kids! Here's (yes!) another new documentary with a cult theme - it's called The Institute:
A missing girl, a cult-like organization and its guru, a well-meaning public agency no one has ever heard of, and the actual brick-and-mortar cities of the San Francisco Bay Area. These are the ingredients in a reality-bending game profiled in Spencer McCall’s documentary film The Institute, which showed at this year's Slamdance Film Festival. More than 10,000 people played the Games of Nonchalance, but who was behind them and what was the point?
This one's a lark - it's actually a film about a cult-themed game - but the set-up is based on a understanding of cult psychology and environment, starting with unleashing it on San Francisco, where - armed with little-to-no information at all - many curious "open-minded" types simply do as they're told. Ought to be somewhat as entertaining as watching the real thing: