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Friday, July 26, 2013

Film Critic Makes Acting Debut In ‘Computer Chess’

Film critic Gerald Peary plays Pat Henderson in the new film “Computer Chess.” (YouTube)

Film critic Gerald Peary plays Pat Henderson in the new film “Computer Chess.” (YouTube)

It’s probably safe to say most professional film critics feel quite comfortable scrutinizing movies in darkened theaters.

But Gerald Peary, a longtime reviewer for the now-defunct Alternative News Weekly, the Boston Phoenix and other national publications, recently made a bold leap to the other side of the camera.

His acting debut is in “Computer Chess”, a quirky new feature by indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Andrea Shea of WBUR has the story.

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