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Kino Lorber snaps up Computer Chess

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Andrew Bujalski’s comedy following its world premiere at Sundance last month. 

Bujalski’s fourth film won the Alfred P Sloan Award in Park City in honour of a film with a science or technology theme.

It received a Tribeca Film Institute Sloan grant in 2012 and is set to receive its international premiere next week in the Berlinale.

Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, James Curry and Robin Schwartz are among the cast.

Kino Lorber plans a mid-summer or early autumn release on the story of a weekend chess tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980.

Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber negotiated with The Film Sales Company head Andrew Herwitz on behalf of the producers.

Filmswelike has acquired Canadian rights and as previously announced, AMC/Sundance Channel Global picked up Eastern European and Asian TV and VoD rights for its international TV networks

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