Computer Chess

Directed by Andrew Bujalski

Year: 2013
Running Time: 92
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Computer Chess

Cast
Peter Bishton Patrick Riester
Martin Beuscher Wiley Wiggins
Michael Papageorge Myles Paige
Shelly Flintic Robin Schwartz

Crew
Produced by Houston King and Alex Lipschultz
Writer Andrew Bujalski
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.

"...close to perfect." - Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"An extraordinarily inventive and richly textured period piece." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"... a funny, low-key look at nerd culture..." - Hugh Hart, Wired

"Computer Chess could be a new Doctor Strangelove. Hilarious and brilliant." - Nathan Renaud, Accréds

★★★★ "(A) rather brilliantly conceived study. ...About as perfect a rendering of the era as you could ask for...the acting is uniformlysuperb: every twitch, every stumble, every stutter is deployed with absolutely plausibility. Bujalski really has pulled off something extraordinary here... As an act of cultural archeology I can think of few better." - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

"An endearingly nutty, proudly analog tribute to the ultra-nerdy innovators of yesteryear." - Justin Chang, Variety

"Funny and poignant, it's also a witty satire on technology and how today's cutting-edge will be tomorrow's quaint kitsch." - Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

  • Alfred P Sloan Prize Sundance Film Festival
    Official Selection Berlinale

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Interested in bringing Computer Chess to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Computer Chess may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on Mar. 27 2017 at 5:55pm
Josef von Sternberg's final masterpiece ANATAHAN comes to the @GuildCinema in Albuquerque starting tomorrow https://t.co/sPEuT3nry1
@KinoLorber on Mar. 27 2017 at 3:13pm
RT @Slant_Magazine: .@KinoLorber's Blu-ray of #TheLoversOnTheBridge is a desperately needed home-video upgrade of Leos Carax's film. https:…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 27 2017 at 1:52pm
8 of our releases in @papermagazine's "Batshit Blu-ray's of the Month" including COMPULSION, DELUGE, CERTAIN FURY https://t.co/wccp21YPhv
@KinoLorber on Mar. 27 2017 at 1:47pm
RT @KLStudioClassic: We interviewed the great William Friedkin for 2 upcoming Kino Lorber Studio Classics releases! https://t.co/4grrpnvH8q
@KinoLorber on Mar. 25 2017 at 5:49pm
RT @NDNF: .@nytimes on the wk 2 lineup: "generate sparks of originality and frissons of insight and surprise." #NewDirectors https://t.co/2…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 25 2017 at 5:49pm
RT @NDNF: Masculinity & tradition are explored in this film about a ritual that introduces boys to manhood. (Mar 25 & 26) https://t.co/9wXa…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 25 2017 at 4:21pm
"I'm here representing a lot of people. There was a real spirit of collaboration." —John Trengove introducing THE W… https://t.co/VxDrDSwJk0
@KinoLorber on Mar. 24 2017 at 5:45pm
See THE WOUND this weekend at @NDNF, New York Times calls it "a potent drama of sexual identity and divided loyalty" https://t.co/OkqghXYNWB
@KinoLorber on Mar. 24 2017 at 2:55pm
New restoration of Philip Kaufman's THE WANDERERS comes to Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday: https://t.co/MlmShfcwrp
@KinoLorber on Mar. 24 2017 at 12:13pm
RT @unimatrix13: Good ole Jefty's Road House. @NoirAlley @KinoLorber never disappoints! https://t.co/YkAdNd9STf
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com