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Bobby Fischer Against the World

Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15, 2011

Noted filmmaker Liz Garbus’s latest explores the meteoric rise of the man many consider the world’s greatest chess player—and the heavy toll success took on his psyche. Centering around Fischer’s 1972 title match against the USSR’s all-but-unbeatable Boris Spassky—a veritable Ali v. Foreman of chess played up as the Cold War in microcosm—the film includes stunning, rare archival footage and insightful interviews with those closest to this troubled mastermind.