Set over the course of a weekend tournament thirty years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic period of early nerddom.
“Like early Cronenberg, but funnier and sweeter, Computer Chess brings a dysfunctional, pioneering community to life. Bujalski must do a sequel.” - London Evening Standard
“The spirit of Altman returns! A film to study, pick apart, discuss and debate.” -Little White Lies
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.