The Imitation Game


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:45 PM
Rafael 1 Mon, Oct 6, 2014 4:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
The Art of the Sciences
Running Time:113
Director:Morten Tyldum
Producer:Teddy Schwarzman
Nora Grossman
Ido Ostrowsky
Screenwriter:Graham Moore
Cinematographer:Óscar Faura
Editor:William Goldenberg
Cast:Benedict Cumberbatch
Keira Knightley
Matthew Goode
Rory Kinnear
Charles Dance
Mark Strong
Alan Leech
Print Source:The Weinstein Company
Note Writer:KD Davis


FOCUS: THE ART OF THE SCIENCES Benedict Cumberbatch’s magnificent incarnation of British mathematician Alan Turing is just one of the remarkable elements of director Morten Tydlum’s highly anticipated fourth feature. Based on Andrew Hodges’s biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma, The Imitation Game enacts an electrifying series of events centered around Turing’s intelligence work at Bletchley Park during World War II, as the Brits rushed to crack the top-secret German military communications code. “I think Alan Turing is hiding something,” say police as they attempt to investigate a robbery at Turing’s Manchester computing laboratory. Arriving too late, they find Professor Turing himself sweeping up cyanide, collecting bits of evidence, and mightily bothered by the intrusion. With poignant flashbacks to Turing’s formative years in Sherborne as a brilliant but outcast student, alongside stand-out performances from Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong, The Imitation Game is a splendid marriage of intrigue and character exploration of one of the 20th century’s most brilliant and enigmatic heroes.

Director Morten Tildum will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A on Saturday.

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