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The greatest match was in his mind.
In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual superiority to the West, but along came a young, lone American, who demolished the Russian masters of the sport. At the height of his career, Bobby Fischer was better known than any other man in the world. Relentless press attention, political pressure and a monomaniacal focus on chess ultimately led to his undoing.
Academy Award-nominated director Liz Garbus (The Farm, Angola USA) uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Fischer and the defending World Champion, the Russian Boris Spassky, to explore not only the politically charged period of the early 1970s but also the nature of genius, madness and the game of chess itself.
A History of Chess; The Fight for Fischer’s Estate
Sundance 2011 Documentary Premiere Selection
Newport Beach Film Festival 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking
Hot Docs 2011 Official Selection
“Epic…a sense of larger-than-life drama that rivals Rocky IV."–Vanity Fair
"Garbus has put together a complex and fascinating portrait of genius wasted"–The Hollywood Reporter
“Brilliant, haunting, avid and beautifully inquiring” – Entertainment Weekly
“Engrossing” – Variety
"a haunting portrait of the chess genius as an incandescent prodigy and horrifying old crank." – Village Voice
"****” – Time Out New York
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