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Open Air Cinema #3: The Imitation Game

Date: Time: 20:30 Location: Lawn in front of the Cobbenhagen building

On Tuesdays in September, you can enjoy the best movies on big screen on our green campus. On September 20, check out The Imitation Game. Mathematical genius Alan Turing commits himself to crack the Nazi’s notorious Enigma code to safe tens of thousands of lives.

Genres: Thriller, Biography, Drama, LGBTQIA+
Film director: Alex Garland
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
Language: English - Subtitles: Dutch
Free entrance.

“Sometimes it is the people whom no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

During World War II, mathematical genius and AI pioneer Alan Turing works for the British intelligence agency. He tries to crack the German Enigma code, which cryptanalysts think unbreakable. Turing's team analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine – funded by Winston Churchill - to decipher them.

The Imitation Game is a celebration of Turing’s extraordinary achievements. However, his contribution to the Allied victory of World War II, could not prevent that he was convicted for “gross indecency” when his homosexuality was revealed during an investigation.

“A superb thriller”
– Empire

"One of the most important stories of the last century is one of the greatest movies.”
– The New York Observer


Bring a blanket or cushion plus something to drink, and we will provide film and popcorn.

In case of rain, the film will be shown in the lecture hall of the CUBE building. Only bottled water is allowed inside.

Check this website before the film for the up-to-date information.

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Open Air Cinema is organized by Studium Generale.

Contact: Ilja Hijink (Studium Generale).

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