Competition: ‘Computer Chess’ *closed*

Directed by the godfather of the American mumblecore movement, Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation and Beeswax), and selected by The New York Times last summer as one of ‘Twenty Directors to Watch’, Computer Chess (2013) is poignant, absurd and downright hilarious. To celebrate the Dual Format release of Bujalski’s new film this coming Monday (20 January), we have THREE copies of Computer Chess to give away to our readers, courtesy of UK distributors Eureka. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Computer Chess follows the trials and tribulations of a group of oddball geniuses over the weekend of a computer chess tournament, circa 1980. As they pit their chess programmes against each other’s they’re met with right-on new-agers, voracious swingers and a computer that appears to be self aware. Bujalski transports viewers to that fleeting moment when the contest between man and machine 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.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Computer Chess, just answer the following simple question:

How many squares (black and white combined) are there on a chessboard?

a) 56
b) 64
c) 72

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Computer Chess’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Computer Chess is released on Dual Format from Monday 20 January, courtesy of the Masters of Cinema label.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 23 January, 2014.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.