IIT Screening of Alan Turing Drama-Documentary “Codebreaker”

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Join the Lewis Department of Humanities for a special screening of the new Alan Turing drama-documentary, Codebreaker, which will be shown at 8 pm on Thursday, April 11 in the MTCC Ballroom.   Executive Producer Patrick Sammon will hold a Q&A session following the screening. This is one of only two planned screenings of the film in Chicago.  Don’t miss it!

This award-winning film tells the story of one of the most important people of the 20th century.  Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives.  Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his legacy.  In 1954, Turing committed suicide at age 41 after being forced to undergo chemical castration to “fix” his sexual orientation.  He left behind a lasting legacy and lingering questions about what else he might have accomplished if society had embraced his unique genius instead of rejecting it.

Codebreaker has an ambitious scope; a feature length drama-documentary that details the highs and lows of Turing’s life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP is recommended.  Please RSVP here.

Watch the trailer:

Learn more about Alan Turing and the film on the Codebreaker website.