Thursday, September 27 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: WARGAMES, 1983, MGM/Park Circus, 114 min. Gentlemen, please: no video-gaming in the war room. For Matthew Broderick's seminal teen computer hacker, coming of age, saving the world and getting Ally Sheedy mean accidentally triggering World War III (and causing big headaches for the likes of Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin). Director John Badham's tale of a boy, his modem and Armageddon is as suspenseful - and unnerving - as ever. With a score by Arthur B. Rubinstein.
HACKERS, 1995, MGM/Park Circus, 107 min. Dir. Iain Softley. Computer security specialist Eugene "The Plague" Belford (Fisher Stevens) frames a group of young hackers for his crimes, forcing them to employ their skills to prove their innocence. Led by Dade (Jonny Lee Miller), a hacking genius who crashed Wall Street's computers at the age of 11, the friends race to expose the truth without exposing their own identities in this stylish, original thriller. Angelina Jolie, Matthew Lillard and Jesse Bradford play Dade's fellow hackers. Discussion between films with director John Badham.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on August 29, 2012