A new film by Andrew Bujalski called “Computer Chess” is being shown at the Ipswich Film Theatre in the Corn Exchange on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. There’s a two-minute trailer that you can watch. The film’s own website can be seen here.
The advertising spiel says, “In the early ’80s a group of computer programmers gather in a hotel with the aim of winning a competition to design a programme that will beat a human at chess. From a broadly comic beginning the film shifts imperceptibly into a genuinely profound, and surprisingly moving, philosophical musing on the relationship between man and machine. Thoughtful, engaging, funny, this is a genuine surprise.”
The film won a $20,000 award at the Sundance Film Festival, held in Utah, USA in January 2013.
Ted Matthewson says he’s going to see it on Wednesday or Thursday, so we look forward to hearing about it.