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Part of Computer Age: Early Computer Movies, 1952–1987
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Steven Lisberger. 1982, 96 mins. 35mm. With Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes. This groundbreaking feature follows rebel computer programmer Kevin Flynn as he is scanned and transported into an autocratic universe of zipping vectors and shiny surfaces, somewhere inside of the mainframe of an arcade game. An expensive and risky venture for Disney at the time, TRON is notable for its sophisticated sets and elaborate costumes designed by renowned French comic-book artist Moebius (Alien, 1979), but perhaps its true innovation lies in its extensive use of 3D CGI and bold amalgam of traditional and computer-generated images.

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