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Director Bobby Boermans hopes you keep phone on for new film 'App'
Director Bobby Boermans hopes you keep phone on for new film 'App'

Filmmakers cringe when audiences use their cellphones while watching movies. But not Dutch filmmaker Bobby Boermans. In fact, he encourages it. At least that's the case for his new film, "App," which uses a second-screen technology to synchronize a smartphone with a movie or TV screen. Just before "App" begins, viewers can download an app that allows them to see extra footage, text messages, graphics and other material. For optimum viewing, phones should be left on the viewer's lap, and they will vibrate every time extra content is available. The thriller arrives on VOD and streaming services on Friday and at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood on Monday for a...

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