Codebreaker: Drama-Documentary on the Life and Work of Alan Turing


Thursday, March 6, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



War! Sex! Intrigue! Math! Codebreaker tells the inspiring true story of a young genius whose visionary mathematical ideas cracked the Enigma code, hastening the defeat of Hitler and Nazi Germany. It also relates the relentless persecution suffered by this would-be war hero at the hands of his own government in response to his homosexuality. Though Turing’s place in the pantheon of great 20th-century intellects is widely recognized within academia, his accomplishments and life story remain surprisingly unknown elsewhere. This new feature-length drama-documentary (Patrick Sammon, executive producer and creator; Clare Beavan, director) aims to change that. Patrick Sammon will be on hand to introduce the film. A brief Q&A with Sammon and SLC faculty members Julie Abraham, Jefferson Adams, and Dan King will follow the screening.


Event sponsors: The Sara Yates Exley Chair in Teaching Excellence, The Olin Fund in Science and Mathematics, LGBT Studies, and the Office of the Dean of the College.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lobby and Auditorium (Donnelley Film Theatre/Lecture Hall
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Sarah Lawrence College
Presenter Phone: 914-395-2412

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