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Computer Chess

Computer Chess
  • 2013
  • USA
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
  • Cast: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins
  • UK release: 22 November 2013
  • Website: www.computerchessmovie.com

Indie set in an American chess programmers' tournament in the early 80s, exploring the relationships between the misfit contestants. Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha) maintains his customary focus on outsiders to a world which doesn't quite have a place for them; his idiosyncratic approach, hilarious yet sombre, is exploratory and sophisticated.

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Computer Chess

21 Nov 20134 stars

Andrew Bujalski's latest film is a wholly original slice of American indie

There is a scene towards the end of Andrew Bujalski’s latest idiosyncratic slice of America, where a chess programmer picks up an analog camcorder and begins to film the people in front of her. They sit still, awkwardly smiling and say nothing. Although…

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