Computer chess

dir. Andrew Bujalski

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Based on the course of a chess tournament for programmers for a chess software, that lasted for a whole weekend and happened thirty years ago, Computer Chess brings the spectator to a nostalgic time in which the match between technology and human spirit was more competitvie. We get to know the excentric geniuses who have the vision to teach to a metal box how to beat human bening, literaly, in its own game. stablishing the bases for how we know and will know artificial intelligence.

Director / Andrew Bujalski Screenplay / Andrew Bujalski Production / Houston King, Alex Lipschultz Cinematography / Matthias Grunsky Editing / Andrew Bujalski Sound / Kevin Bewersdorf ,Paavo Hanninen,Eric Masunaga,Joel Sadler, Dean White Cast / Patrick Riester, Wiley Wiggins, Myles Paige, Robin Schwartz , Gerald Peary Gordon Kindlmann

Ficción, 93 min.

Andrew Bujalski

Boston, 1977. Actor, director and screenwriter. His debut feature film, Funny Ha Ha (2002), was listed by ,the film critic A.O Scott, as one the most importan films of the decade. In his filmography appear movies such as Mutual Apretiation (2005) and Computer Chess (2013). He has teach the cinematography production at Boston University.


  • 2018 —  Support the Girls
  • 2015 — Amor en forma
  • 2013 — Computer Chess
  • 2009 — Beeswax
  • 2007 — Peoples House
  • 2002 — Funny Ha Ha
  • 2005 — Mutual Appreciation

Festivales y Premios

  • 2013 Festival de Cine de Sundance: Premio Alfred P. Sloan a Mejor largometraje
  • 2013 Festival de Cine SXSW
  • 2013 BERLINALE
  • 2013 Festival de Cine South by Southwest
  • 2013 Festival de Cine de Maryland
  • 2013 Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Cataluña
  • 2013 Festival de Cine True/False
  • 2013 Festival de Cine de Torino
  • 2013 Festival de Cine de Londres
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Mención especial


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«Sin duda es una especie de documental interesante para aquellos que quieran echar una mirada a este extraño mundo de los programadores que, casi en la obsesión, usan las computadoras para poder resolver los grandes misterios del tablero».
– Manuel López Michelone: Proceso

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