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Cleveland premiere!


United States | 2018 | Mark Levinson

THE BIT PLAYER film still

Claude Shannon (1916-2001), “the father of information theory,” is the subject of the new film from the director of Particle Fever. In a single landmark paper published in 1948, Shannon introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas influence every aspect of modern life: computing, communication, economics, cryptography, genetics, cosmology. The movie employs contemporary interviews, archival footage, animation, and reenactments to tell the story of this overlooked genius. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 91 min.

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Sunday 3/1
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

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