Bobby Fischer Against the World (Screenings)
Bobby Fischer documentary about to open in the UK
Mark Crowther - Wednesday 29th June 2011
Bobby Fischer against the World. | http://bobbyfischermovie.co.uk
The documentary film "Bobby Fischer Against the World" is finally getting a UK release in July. Although there was a preview in London earlier in the year attended by Magnus Carlsen, there is a premier in London on July 5th 2011. The event will include GM Nigel Short playing a 20 board simul before the film screening. Special guests include former world snooker Champion Steve Davis. The event will be hosted by CJ de Mooi of The Eggheads and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Short, CJ, Dominic Lawson and Malcolm Pein. This will be followed by screening throughout the country.
Additional Details from the Press Release
Bobby Fischer Against the World is the brand new documentary exploring the complex life of the troubled genius whose charisma and talent spurred a worldwide fascination with the "game of kings." Fischer's evolution from his childhood to chess prodigy, global superstar, angry recluse and finally fugitive from the law is a spellbinding story of the making and unmaking of an American icon.
Focusing extensively on the thrilling 1972 World Championship match between Fischer and Boris Spassky, breaking down the historic tournament game by game, the film features rare archival footage of Bobby as well as insightful interviews with Gary Kasparov, Susan Polgar, Sam Sloan and Dr. Anthony Saidy.
Released in cinemas in the UK on Friday 15 July, the film is already drumming up a huge amount of national press interest as well as from all the major chess publications. The very first London press preview screening even saw Magnus Carlsen and Gawain Jones in attendance.
July 5th will see London's Rich Mix host the long-anticipated premiere of Bobby Fischer Against the World. We are thrilled to announce the attendance of Grandmaster Nigel Short MBE will play 20 opponents simultaneously before the film screening. Special guests include world snooker Champion Steve Davis. The event will be hosted by CJ de Mooi of The Eggheads and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Nigel, CJ, Dominic Lawson and Malcolm Pein. Tickets are still up for grabs for this special event.
For those connected, keep up to speed on our Facebook Page where we are currently running a competition to play against Nigel Short at London Premiere. Just "like" the Facecook page and you will enter the draw and get the opportunity to face Nigel.
For more information on cinema screenings and to watch the trailer visit: