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Sun, Feb 2, 2014

Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2013

Computer Chess


Special introduction by Boston Society of Film Critics member (and cast member) Gerald Peary at 7:00!

(2013) dir Andrew Bujalski w/Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins, Gerald Peary [92 min; DCP]
Former Boston resident and Brattle supporter Andrew Bujalski broke out of the “mumblecore” box in 2013 with this stylistically bold film about an early 80s computer chess contest. Vaguely sci-fi and all-nerdy, COMPUTER CHESS follows the various personalities involved with the contest including a shy newcomer, a rebellious outsider, and the pompous chess expert who presides over it all. Shooting on vintage video cameras, Bujalski uses a unique visual aesthetic that almost feels like we’re viewing a transmission from another time.

BUY TICKETS: 2:45 PM 7:00 PM

Brattle Passes Accepted. Buy the multi-feature ticket and see COMPUTER CHESS with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for one low price!

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