Docu-drama 'Codebreaker' Playing in Select Theaters Tomorrow, Dec 6

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:

 

Washington, DC

AMC Loews Georgetown

7:30pm

3111 K Street, NW

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New York, NY

Empire 25

7:30pm

234 West 42nd Street

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Chicago, IL

AMC Loews North Michigan 9

7:45pm

600 N. Michigan Avenue

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Pittsburgh, PA

AMC Loews Waterfront

7:40pm

300 Waterfront Drive W., Homestead, PA

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You can watch the film’s trailer below:

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.