Eureka Entertainment have revealed via their @mastersofcinema Twitter feed the quad poster artwork for their forthcoming theatrical release of Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess.
Following its UK premiere at the 2013 London Film Festival, Computer Chess will be released in selected cinemas nationwide on the 22 November 2013, followed by a Masters of Cinema Blu-ray and DVD release in January 2013. The artwork for the quad poster was specially commissioned by Eureka Entertainment, and has been created by Cliff Spohn, one of the original artists of the Atari 2600 game cover art in the early ’80s. Some of Cliff Spohn’s Atari 2600 covers include favourites such as Asteroids, Defender, Haunted House and Video Chess.
A boldly intelligent ensemble comedy with a feel and atmosphere that surpass easy comparison, Computer Chess takes place in the early-1980s over the course of a weekend conference where a group of obsessive software programmers have convened to pit their latest refinements in machine-chess and the still-developing field of artificial intelligence (AI) against an assembly of human chess masters. Computer Chess is a portrait not only of the crazy and surreal relationships that come to pass between the abundance of characters who participate in the weekend event (and among whose ranks include Wiley Wiggins, the revered indie-game developer and star of Richard Linklater’s classic Dazed and Confused), but of the very era of early computing itself – and of the first, rudimentary video games – and (if that weren’t enough) of the hopes and insecurities that persisted through the film’s “retro” digital age into the present-day — that semi-virtual, hyper-social, maybe-kind-of-dehumanised landscape that, let’s face it, is our very own 2013. If that still weren’t enough: it’s also one of the wittiest, most shift-and-cringe-in-your-seat, and entirely LOL-hilarious movies of recent times
COMPUTER CHESS will be releaed in UK cinemas from 22nd November 2013