Full Theatrical Trailer for Funky Vintage B&W Indie 'Computer Chess'
"Don't you think it's strange that we're all here at the same time?" Kino Lorber has debuted the full trailer for their B&W indie Computer Chess, which premiered at Sundance this year and won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The film is set at a "man vs. machine chess tournament" where a group of "young geniuses as they try to make the ultimate chess program to beat a human player." Even though this looks very odd whenever I see footage, there's just something alluring to it, I need to check it out. I love the quote about this being "a new Dr. Strangelove," which makes me a bit more excited. Give this a shot, there's something fresh about it.
Here's the official theatrical trailer for Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, in high def from Apple:
Description from the Sundance 2013 guide: "Is there a computer program in the house which can stand up against a human chess master?" That's the question posed by mastermind of the game Pat Henderson, head of an annual computer chess tournament. Set in 1980 inside a nondescript hotel, Computer Chess follows several young geniuses as they try to make the ultimate chess program to beat a human player. As the nerdy guys sweat through various social situations (especially with the one girl there), and the convention overlaps with a group of new-age couples in therapy, things get really strange. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also played SXSW 2013. It was shot on Sony AVC-3260 video cameras from 1969. Poster:
Kino Lorber will be releasing Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess in select theaters starting July 17th this summer, wide during August. For more updates on the film, follow them on Facebook or Twitter. Curious?