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Computer Chess

Computer Chess
Director: Andrew Bujalski

USA, Comedy, 2013, 92 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, V
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.
 
Awards:
 
2013 – Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (USA).
 
About the director:
 
Andrew Bujalski (born in 1977, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) studied film at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies of Harvard University (USA). He has written and directed the films “Funny Ha Ha” (2002), “Mutual Appreciation” (2003) and “Beeswax” (2009), all of which have appeared on “New York Times” critics‘ “Top Ten of the Year” lists. Between duties to his own projects, Andrew has also worked as a screenwriter-for-hire and a teacher of film production at Boston University and the University of Texas.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Andrew Bujalski

Dir. of Photography: Matthias Grunsky

Cast: Patrick Riester, Wiley Wiggins, Myles Paige, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Gordon Kindlmann