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January 14, 2013 4:19 PM
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Sundance 2013: 5 Exclusive Animated GIFs From Andrew Bujalski's 'Computer Chess'

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski is making his first trip to the Sundance Film Festival this month, with his NEXT <=> section comedy “Computer Chess.” The film will have its world premiere Jan. 21, at 5:30 pm at the Library Center Theatre, and Indiewire has some exclusive clips from the film, below.

Set in a hotel during a convention in 1980, “Computer Chess” follows a bunch of computer nerds challenged by a variety of social situations as they strive to create a computer chess program smart enough to beat a human. Appropriately enough, the filmmakers launched a new website (http://www.computerchessmovie.com/) Monday to showcase the story of the project and provide some esoteric dives into the world of the characters ("Reference Games,” "Nerd Corner")

READ MORE: Sundance 2013: Andrew Bujalski, Eliza Hittman, Matthew Porterfield Lead NEXT <=> Program

Bujalksi’s previous films include “Funny Ha Ha,” “Mutual Appreciation” and “Beeswax”; the latter two screened at the SXSW Film Festival in 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Check out the animated GIFs below, but prepare for some brain-scrambling:

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