October 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm

The Imitation Game | Free Film & Discussion, Oct. 6

The Imitation Game artwork

Knowing the Future goes to the movies with the “What Does the Future Hold?” film series, featuring The Imitation Game on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema with with discussion led by Prof. Eric Stinaff.

Morten Tyldum / 114 min. / PG-13
This Academy Award winning drama is based on the true story of Cambridge professor Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), a British computer scientist and mathematician who is hired by the government to decipher the communication codes used by the Germans during World War II. Turing is heralded as a potential hero who could help reveal Germany’s secrets. But will his reputation be shattered when his own secret is revealed?

Knowing the Future theme logoThe Knowing the Future curricular theme hosts the movie screenings at the Athena Cinema. Screenings are free, and open to the public. The film series is sponsored by the Knowing the Future theme and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The movies share a common theme of understanding the future and scientific process. Fantastic Voyage and Children of Men describe futures as seen in the 1960s and today, respectively. Contact and The Imitation Game show science (and scientists) at work.

The four films explore everything from ethical issues to questions about the limitations of science. Each is followed by a question-and-answer session with experts from the Ohio University faculty.

What Does the Future Hold? Film Series

All screenings begin at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema on Court Street in Athens.

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