Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS is a film like nothing you’ve ever seen. The comic story of early 1980’s computer programmers organizing and competing in an electronic chess tournament pitting machine vs machine, the film is rich with period detail and a knowing understanding of the early days of coding. But the film transcends through its formally daring approach to filmmaking; shot on period video equipment in black and white, the film completely reinvents the immediacy of video filmmaking by fully integrating it into the structure of the storytelling. Winner of the SFF’s 2013 Terry Porter Visionary Award.
Friday, April 12, 9pm; Sunday, April 14, 12:30pm, Regal Hollywood 20