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AHA Movie Group

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Date(s) - 06/10/2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Movie Group had another great discussion about the two movies selected for May! June’s movies are named below: The Imitation Game is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime, BELFAST only on Amazon Prime. Join the group!

The Imitation Game (2014) – Starring Venedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley. – Awards
Turing has been of great renown among computer scientists for generations, but in recent years his stature as a culture icon has steadily grown, and now millions of people know him because of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Imitation Game.”

The film focuses on Turing’s heroics in World War II, when he worked for the British intelligence service and played the key role in breaking the German “Enigma” code.

“He invented the idea of software, essentially,” Dyson says. “It’s software that’s really the important invention. We had computers before. They were mechanical devices. What we never had before was software. That’s the essential discontinuity: That a machine would actually decide what to do by itself.” Quote by Freeman Dyson, famed physicist.

BELFAST (2021) – Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. – Awards
A 2021 British coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, and newcomer Jude Hill. The film, which Branagh has described as his “most personal film”, follows a young boy’s childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the beginning of The Troubles in 1969. A biographical sketch of Kenneth Branagh’s young life in Belfast.

This is a Zoom event; please register on AHA Hub or to the AHA office at 703-231-0824 or AHA@AtHomeInAlexandria.org.