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Don’t Miss National Archives Screening of “Codebreaker” Film
Press Release · Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington, DC

Special Post-Screening Q & A with Executive Producer Patrick Sammon

The National Archives, in partnership with Stonewall@NARA, the Archives’ LGBT employee affinity group, presents a screening of the docudrama Codebreaker (2011; 81 minutes) on Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

The free screening will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Use the Special Events Entrance, located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

Alan Turing was the British mathematical genius who broke the German Enigma code during World War II, gave birth to the computer age, and pioneered artificial intelligence. In 1952, he was convicted of “gross indecency” with another man and forced to undergo chemical castration. Two years later, he committed suicide at age 41. This feature-length docudrama details the highs and lows of Alan Turing’s life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution, and his tragic death in 1954.

Following the screening, Patrick Sammon, the film’s executive producer, will discuss the film and answer questions.

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