Film

Computer Chess

 
New York premiere
 
Sun, Jun 23, 2013
  • 6:45PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 92 minutes
RATED: NR
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9
 
+  Q&A with producer Houston King and actor Daniel Metz
 
 
 
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Directed by Andrew Bujalski | 2013

With Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Myles Paige, James Curry, Gordon Kindlmann, Jim Lewis, Chris Doubek, Tishuan Scott

"Close to perfect"
—Film Comment

Bujalski, the director of Funny Ha Ha and Beeswax (BAMcinemaFest 2009), is back with a true original—a lo-fi surrealist comedy about an imaginary 1980 chess conference where large, and sometimes hilariously defective, chess-playing computers and their nerdy programmers are pitted against a crusty grandmaster (Boston film critic Gerald Peary) to determine whether man or machine rules supreme. With humor so bone dry that one might mistake his film for a documentary, Bujalski employs a bleary-eyed black-and-white aesthetic by shooting with a vintage Portapak U-Matic video camera, which achieves a retro hyperrealism that mixes beautifully with the film’s shades of deadpan surrealism.

Producers: Houston King, Alex Lipschultz
Director of Photography: Matthias Grunsky
Editor: Andrew Bujalski

 
 
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