Houston premieres film screening: Computer Chess

Kino Lorber

Computer Chess is an existential comedy from Austin writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha) about the brilliant scientists who taught machines to play chess back when the machines seemed clumsy and humans seemed smart.

Set over the course of a 1980s weekend tournament for chess-software programmers, the film follows a group of eccentric geniuses who possess the vision to teach a metal box to defeat humankind, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it.

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski and actor Tishuan Scott will be at Saturday's screenings. Also appearing are Scott Margie and Terry Beegle, members of MFAH Film Buffs, who have small parts in the film.

Watch the trailer below:



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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