Now that everyone of means walks around with a pocket computer that can access most human knowledge in a matter of seconds, it might be tough for some to recall a time in which computing was the province of devout programmers, marketers and industry hangers-on.
Witness the early-1980s milieu of “Computer Chess,” an intriguing, often very funny and sometimes pitch-perfect movie from Austin filmmaker Andrew Bujalski (“Funny Ha Ha,” Beeswax”).
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Starring: Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, Gerald Peary
Running time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
Theaters: Alamo Ritz, Alamo Slaughter Lane