Computer Chess

Computer Chess

A film by Andrew Bujalski
Starring Patrick Riester, Wiley Wiggins, Myles Paige

An artificially intelligent comedy from the director of Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.

Presenting itself as a sort of found-footage movie for geeks, this amusing and thoughtful oddity by writer-director-editor Andrew Bujalski is upfront in form but more stealth in content and intent. —Peter Howell, Toronto Star

This profound, peculiar work of genius, this half-comic portrait of the present in embryo within the past, reverberates with hidden meanings and a questing intelligence. —Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2013
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
92 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013
11:30am
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
11:30am
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm
Monday, Sep 30, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Sep 28, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Sep 27, 2013
9:45pm · 7:15pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm

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