Computer Chess

Directed by Andrew Bujalski


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.


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Directors: Andrew Bujalski
Cast: Patrick Riester (Peter Bishton)
Wiley Wiggins (Martin Beuscher)
Myles Paige (Michael Papageorge)
Robin Schwartz (Shelly Flintic)
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Running Time: 92 Minutes


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Festivals / Awards

Alfred P Sloan Prize Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection Berlinale

DVD Features

• Commentary by Deep Blue programmer Murray Campbell
• Bonus commentary by an enthusiastic stoner
• Crowdfunding plea video
• Sundance Film Festival promo
• 4 Computer Chess reference games
• 1969 Sony AVC-3260 video camera tutorial
• Trailers

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