Eureka Entertainment to Release Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess
Posted May 10, 2013 05:20 AM by Webmaster
Eureka Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the distributrion rights to director Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess (2013), starring Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, and Wiley Wiggins. A theatrical release is planned for late 2013 and a home video release for early 2014.
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.
Caught the last half of this when I was working the Sarasota Film Festival. Interesting, but strange. Interesting in that it takes place in the early 80s and it was filmed using the cameras/technology of the time. Strange in that, well, it's just really strange