Screening – Bobby Fischer Against the World

Screening July 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Bobby Fischer Against the World examines the manic, paranoid, and brilliant world of former World Chess Champion and international icon Bobby Fischer. Following the course of Fischer’s life, the film is an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic icon and his eventual descent into relative obscurity.

The film uses archive footage to reconstruct the famous match between Fischer and Boris Spassky from the USSR, which garnered international media attention as a metaphor for the conflict between America and the USSR during the Cold War.

An engaging documentary that follows Fischer in a downward spiral that includes conspiracy theories, anti-Semitic remarks, and eventual withdrawal from the game.

Directed by Liz Garbus
90 mins
This screening is kindly supported by Dogwoof and is part of a season of their films showing at the club. More details of the season are here.