The Imitation Game – Omak Film Festival – Sun March 8 – Thurs March 12

The Imitation Game Omak Film FestivalThe Imitation Game is the sixth and final film of the 12th annual Omak Film Festival playing Sunday March 8 through Thursday March 12 at the Mirage. The Imitation Game is rated PG-13 and runs 114 minutes. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley and directed by Morten Tyldum. Showtimes: Sun Mar 8 – 3:45 (matinee) & 6:45 *|* Mon Mar 9, Tues Mar 10, Wed Mar 11, Thurs Mar 12 – 6:45

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

Rotten Tomatoes on The Imitation Game:

“During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.”

ABC News lists the Academy Award nominations for the Imitation Game:

“The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, is a 2015 nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 7 other nominations, including Benedict Cumberbatch for Actor in a Leading Role, Kiera Knightley for Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Writing (Adapted Screenplay).”

Susan Wloszczyna of on The Imitation Game:

“How odd that The Imitation Game, one of the more rousingly entertaining crowd-pleasers coming out this holiday season—as endorsed by its People’s Choice Award at the Toronto film festival—also happens to be one of the most devastatingly sad…This atypical biopic about the brilliant, impossibly arrogant and socially awkward mathematician (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, impeccably perfect in every way) is a somewhat hard read at first. Most likely, it was the intent of screenwriter Graham Moore to make a puzzle about a film about puzzle solving.”

A.O. Scott writes for The New York Times:

“The Imitation Game is a highly conventional movie about a profoundly unusual man. This is not entirely a bad thing. Alan Turing’s tragically shortened life — he was 41 when he died in 1954 — is a complex and fascinating story, bristling with ideas and present-day implications, and it benefits from the streamlined structure and accessible presentation of modern prestige cinema.”

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

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