Year 2017
Runtime 90 mins
Language English/Korean
Subtitles English

Advanced tickets are SOLD OUT - Rush Line in effect but fans are encouraged to come and give it shot.

You’ll be at the edge of your seat, and the future, when Beakerhead and Calgary Film unite for this special presentation of a film festival favourite, ALPHAGO!

Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee Hauschka, the award-winning ALPHAGO tells the story of when the ancient Chinese game of Go – long considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence – collided in South Korea in 2016. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven Artificial Intelligence challenger. The movie follows the journey from the halls of Oxford, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity? Calgary's own Autonomous Electric Motorsport will be revving their engines on site to show you how self-learning machines can be clever. More clever than you?

ALPHAGO is co-presented by Beakerhead and the Calgary International Film Festival!


United States
Greg Kohs
Robert Fernandez, Gary Krieg, Kevin Proudfoot, Josh Rosen, Dane Larsen, Dan Levinson
Greg Kohs
Cindy Lee