Latest Inormation


Cinema screening at the Garden Theater in Princeton April 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm!


The Bit Player at the AFI Silver Virtual Screening Room June 15-30, 2021 Part of the Sloan Foundation Science on Screen program with introduction by filmmaker Mark Levinson and Dr. Ophir Frieder, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University


Screening at LASIGE workshop May 10, 2021


The incredible mind of Claude Shannon on The Good Life podcast

Sean Murray discusses the work of Shannon with director Mark Levinson and author Jimmy Soni (A Mind at Play)


Imagine Science Film Festival Live Screening and Discussion August 19, 2020

24 hour streaming and conversation with director Mark Levinson at 10 am EST at Labocine or Facebook


THE BIT PLAYER is online on AmazonPrime!

Online premiere on Amazon for rent or purchase or free with Prime membership. The Bit Player


Special online screening as part of the International Symposium of Information Theory June 26-28!

Screening to be followed by a panel discussion with Shannon colleague Robert Gallager, Shannon Awardee Dave Tse, film director/writer/producer Mark Levinson, moderated by Urbashi Mitra. Screening this weekend until Sunday evening on Vimeo at PW: Shannon-ISIT


Radio interview with director Mark Levinson

Live radio interview Friday 5/5 morning 8:30 am PST with director Mark Levinson about #TheBitPlayer. Stream live on or find a station at Participate in the live program by calling 800-838-3760 or emailing


Claude Shannon comes to Cleveland!

Cleveland premiere of The Bit Player this Sunday March 1 at the Cleveland Institute of Arts Cinematheque


Texas Premiere February 22, 2020!

Screening at 14 Pews in Houston this Saturday at 7 pm


AAAS annual meeting in Seattle

The Bit Player will be featured in a screening at AAAS Feb 14, 2020 at 10 am


Union College Screening Thursday Oct 10, 2019

Screening at 6:30 pm in the Reamer Campus Center Auditorium open to all!


The Bit Player comes to Boston on Nov 3, 2019!

Free Special Event Screening at MIT as part of LIDS Anniversary Celebration


Alamo Drafthouse screening in S.F. on Sept 17!

Special screening with food, drinks, gifts, raffle and Q&A with director Mark Levinson and Jimmy Soni, co-author of the book A Mind At Play.


CineGlobe Screening at CERN, Geneva

Screening at CERN, the site of the Large Hadron Collider July 4, 2019


World Conference of Science Journalists in Lausanne

Special open air screening tonight, July 2, at the Musée d'Elysée in Lausanne.


Computer History Museum Screening August 2, 2019

The Bit Player will screen at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA.


World Premiere at the World Science Festival

The Bit Player had its world premiere at the World Science Festival on May 29, 2019. The screening at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York was followed by a conversation discussing Claude Shannon’s legacy and the impact of his work with MIT professor Robert Gallager, Columbia University professor Jeannette Wing and director Mark A. Levinson.