“Wargames”, introduced by EECS Professor Srini Devadas

Monday, November 8
7pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Science on Screen: WARGAMES

Introduced by MIT EECS Professor Srini Devadas

Monday, November 8 at 7pm 

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Tickets: $14.75 general admission

Find out why—almost 40 years later—this 1980s Cold War thriller isn’t so fictional after all. Before the film, MIT professor Srini Devadas will give an overview of cybersecurity risks and Artificial Intelligence, then and now.

Now heralded as a “geek-geist classic that legitimized hacker culture, minted the nerd hero — and maybe even changed American defense policy” (Wired), WarGames stars a young Matthew Broderick as a teenage hacker who unwittingly initiates a US military supercomputer programmed to execute nuclear war against the Soviet Union.

Part delightfully tense techno-thriller, part refreshingly unpatronizing teen drama, WarGames is one of the more inventive—and genuinely suspenseful—Cold War movies of the 1980s.

Details

  • Date: Monday, November 8
  • Time: 7pm
  • Cost: $14.75 general admission
  • Location: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446