Computer Chess + Alphaville

Computer Chess + Alphaville
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Double Feature | Year 9 (2017)

Man vs machine is never really about machines. Machines always teach us about humanity. Lots of details from Sid Suicide. One theme spirals into many trains of thought. The continuing history of struggles in art, technology, and humanity. Computer chess is what everyone but Michael thinks it is – or, the elaborate hoax of Andrew Bujalski. Old technology is funny whether it wants to be or not. People make terrible predictions about the future. Just your everyday average dystopia with Jean-Luc Godard. Lemmy Caution visits the distant space city of Alphaville. Von Braun hates what makes society feel alive. Parts of society, anyways. Machines teach us about ourselves.


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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Released: November 7, 2013
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Director: Andrew Bujalski
Writer: Erwin S. Gelsey, James Seymour, David Boehm, Ben Markson, Avery Hopwood
Starring: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.



Released: May 5, 1965
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Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

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