Thursday, April 30, 2015
8:00 PM-9:30 PM
Stratton Hall Room 113
A dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most
extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking
the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time
by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking
center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war,
saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened
British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
Keira Knightley also stars as Turing's close friend and fellow
code-breaker Joan Clarke.