Matthias Grunsky

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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.


MATTHIAS GRUNSKY has worked with Andrew Bujalski for over a decade, having served as cinematographer on all of his feature films. Other credits as cinematographer include Grace Lee’s American Zombie, Joe Swanberg’s Nights and Weekends and Dia Sokol’s Sorry, Thanks. He is a member of the German Society of Cinematographers, bvk and a graduate of the American Film Institute.