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Ecstasy of Order Agenda Recommended

When: Wed., June 20, 7:30 p.m. 2012

The stories are true: compulsively playing Tetris for hours on end eventually results in a cathartic brain meltdown in which every waking (and often sleeping) thought re-forms itself into a perfect, tile-matching puzzle. Close your eyes for just three seconds and you'll be piecing together a Tetris puzzle with your mind. It's both unnerving and kind of glorious. Directed by Adam Cornelius, Ecstasy of Order follows a posse of record-holding Tetris players as they ready themselves for the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship. Among other Tetris junkies, the movie stars Thor Aackerlund, the eight-bit legend who won the 1990 Nintendo World Championships. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. —Kevin Warwick

Price: $10

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