The Imitation Game

Sunday, November 9
8:00 PM

Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater
Add To Calendar 20141109 20:00 20141109 1414791900 America/New_York VFF: The Imitation Game

Winner of the Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, this Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) biopic explores the troubled life of eccentric mathematician, World War II code-breaker, war hero, and pioneer of the modern computer. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he cracks the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s Enigma machine. Years later in 1952, British authorities enter the home, arresting him for charges of ‘gross indecency’ – an accusation leading to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality and subsequent downward spiral.  An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who helped to shorten the war under nail-biting pressure and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

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