Future Tense

Join Future Tense for a Free Screening of WarGames

Matthew Broderick looks at an early 1980s computer while Ally Sheedy looks over his shoulder.
Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy in WarGames Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Before he was Ferris Bueller, Matthew Broderick goaded an artificial intelligence into almost unleashing World War III as a teenage hacker in WarGames, the 1983 Cold War classic.

Join Future Tense, Kevin Bankston, and Malka Older to discuss the movie and how the film impacted early Washington policy debates around cybersecurity and computer crime. Kevin Bankston is the director of New America’s Open Technology Institute. Malka Older is a humanitarian worker and author of State Tectonics, Null States, and Infomocracy.

This latest installment of Future Tense’s “My Favorite Movie” series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Washington, D.C.’s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest. Seating is limited.