Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980,
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.

Director Andrew Bujalski

Writer Andrew Bujalski

Cast Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins

Producers Alex Lipschultz, Houston King

Production Credits Houston King Productions


  • AWARDS Winner of Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2013

Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski has written and directed the films FUNNY HA HA, MUTUAL APPRECIATION and BEESWAX, all of which have appeared on The New York Times critics’ “Top Ten of the Year” lists. FUNNY HA HA was also identified by A.O. Scott as one of the “Ten Most Influential Films of the ’00s.” Between duties to his own projects, Andrew has also worked as a screenwriter-for-hire and a teacher of film production at Boston University and the University of Texas. The Boston Globe describes him as “unerringly polite and somewhat disheveled.”