Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, this film 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.
Shot with a boxy, old Sony Portapak video cam, Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess is a deadpan mock-documentary about an early-'80s gathering of programming nerds, arguing about AI and predictive algorithms and showing off questionable fashion choices and facial hair. » Read more
Cast:Tishuan Scott; Anne Dodge; Gary Teague; Gene Williams
Directed by:Andrew Bujalski
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