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Computer Chess

Mumblecore luminary Andrew Bujalski (Mutual Appreciation, Funny Ha Ha) writes and directs this pitch-perfect nerd history lesson. Shot on ancient, black-and-white video cameras and set during the dawn of the computer age, this mock-documentary takes us to a computer programming convention circa 1980. There, a motley collection of socially awkward geeks attempts to program computers for a man vs. machine chess match to the death. If you're receptive to the material, you'll appreciate the painstaking attention to period detail and the increasingly oddball sense of humor. 92 minutes