The Imitation Game
On April 16th 2015 we showed The Imitation Game, a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum. The event was free and was sponsored by Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. Following the screening a panel of experts discussed key themes from the movie.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who helped solve the Enigma code during the Second World War and was later prosecuted for homosexuality. The film was the highest-grossing independent film of 2014. It was nominated in eight categories at the 87th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Tyldum), Best Actor (Cumberbatch), and Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley). It won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. It also received nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.
The Panel included:
Harry Collins discussing Turing tests and the Imitation Game.
Alison Parken discussing inequalities.
Vince Knight discussing mathematical coding.
Andrew Edgar discussing moral philosophy and the blitz.
Watch the trailer here.
Date: Thursday 16th April 2015
Time: 6 pm - 9.30 pm.
This film is rated 12A.
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