"One of the greatest stories of our time began back in the darkest days of the Second World War. Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) was a brilliant Cambridge mathematician hired by the British military to break Nazi codes. His work leading a group of misfit geniuses (Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear) didn't only shorten the war, it pushed technology to the point where computers could be imagined. But Turing paid a price" (The Toronto International Film Festival, 2014). Winner of the Audience Award at the Toronto and Hamptons International Film Festivals. (Courtesy of The Weinstein Company. 113 min. 2014. Great Britain/USA. Dir. Morten Tyldum.)
A Q&A with actor Allen Leech, director Morten Tyldum, and screenwriter Graham Moore follows the screening.
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Selected from major studio releases and top film festivals by curators in MoMA's Department of Film, selections shown in The Contenders represent the best of mainstream movies, independents, foreign-language films, documentaries, and art-house sensations. Now in its seventh year, the series highlights films that are contenders for lasting historical significance, often with special appearances by directors and actors.
This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by Tiffany & Co. and The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.