If the name Alan Turing doesn’t mean anything to you, it should. One of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Turing was a WW2 codebreaker considered by many to be the father of modern computing. Turing was also criminally prosecuted for being gay, when he should have been celebrated as a national hero.
Directed by Clare Beavan and Nic Stacey, the film Codebreaker combines testimonials from historians and experts about the life of Alan Turing with reenactments of Turing’s psychiatric sessions with Dr. Franz Greenbaum in which he discussed on his own life events. Well-acted and well written, Codebreaker sheds light on of the most important historical figures, gay or otherwise, of the past century.
Tomorrow, December 6th, interested audiences in New York, DC, Chicago, and Pittsburg will have the chance to catch a screening of the film at one of the below engagements:
AMC Loews Georgetown
3111 K Street, NW
New York, NY
234 West 42nd Street
AMC Loews North Michigan 9
600 N. Michigan Avenue
AMC Loews Waterfront
300 Waterfront Drive W., Homestead, PA
You can watch the film’s trailer below: