Director: Steven Lisberger Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1982
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
When talented computer engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds out that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), an executive at his company, has been stealing his work, he tries to hack into the system. However, Flynn is transported into the digital world, where he has to face off against Dillinger’s computerized likeness, Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Aided by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid.
Wendy Carlos (Composer)
Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos) is an American film score composer and electronic music pioneer. Studying and working at Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, she helped the development of the Moog synthesizer, the first commercially available keyboard instrument created by Robert Moog. She came to prominence with Switched-On Bach (1968), an album of music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed on a Moog synthesizer which helped popularize its use in the 1970s and won her three Grammy Awards. She composed the score to two Stanley Kubrick films, A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980), and also Tron (1982) for Walt Disney Productions. In 1979, Carlos was one of the first public figures to disclose having undergone gender reassignment surgery.