Thursday, November 29, 2012

Alan Turing Biopic to Screen in Times Square

There will be a special screening of the Alan Turing biopic "Codebreaker" Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Empire in Times Square. You may remember that Turing was the British computer science pioneer whose codebreaking helped turn the tide of the second World War, yet he was "rewarded" for his efforts by being prosecuted for being homosexual, and chemically castrated for his punishment. (He committed suicide shortly thereafter at 41.) A recent attempt at a posthumous pardon was denied when the court found that he was "properly convicted of what at the time was a criminal offense," although a new attempt is now underway. To get your ticket for the screening, click HERE.  To learn more, click HERE.

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