HBO Documentary: Bobby Fischer Against the World


On June 6th, HBO Documentary Films launches its summer series with Liz Garbus’ documentary on chess genius Bobby Fischer:  Bobby Fischer Against the World. The documentary follows Fischer’s evolution from chess prodigy and superstar to angry recluse.

If anyone wants to get together and watch it as a group, let me know and I’ll see if I can set something up. The documentary is 90 minutes long. June 6th is a Monday. I do not know the time it will air, but I’m guessing it will be during primetime (sometime between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM).

Read a Sundance 2011 review on Colilider.com.
Read more about the document on Monsters and Critics.
Read another article about Bobby Fischer and the documentary.
And here’s another review of the documentary on CriterionCast.com.
Read about the documentary at imdb.com.
You can also read the Wikipedia entry for Bobby Fischer.

Trailer for Bobby Fischer Against the World:
Director speaking about Bobby Fischer Against The World:
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