Monday, October 6, 2014

Oct. 16 Codebreaker Film Screening and Q & A with the Filmmaker

Roosevelt University will host a film screening and Q & A with filmmaker Patrick Sammon on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in Ganz Hall located on the 7th floor of the Auditorium Building.

Codebreaker tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century’s most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II code breaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.

The Documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with drama scenes in Codebraker to offer a three dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end and his lasting legacy.

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