Screening & Live Event
Bobby Fischer Against the World

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Discussion with Author Frank Brady (Endgame) and Dylan McClain (chess columnist, The New York Times)

Book signing at 6:00 p.m.
Screening at 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Liz Garbus, 2011, 92 mins. Digital projection courtesy HBO Documentary Films. In 1972, Brooklyn-born chess genius Bobby Fischer captured the public imagination when he challenged and defeated Russian Boris Spassky for the World Championship.

During the height of the Cold War, he was a brilliant lone American who defeated the dominant Soviet chess establishment. In the following years, Fischer renounced his title and his country, and seemingly went mad. His gripping story is the subject of Liz Garbus’s fascinating new documentary, which premiered at Sundance. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dylan McClain, chess columnist for The New York Times; and Frank Brady, author of the acclaimed new Fischer biography Endgame. Prior to the screening, there will be a book signing with Brady in the Museum Store.

Tickets: $15 Public / $10 Museum members / Free for Silver-Screen and above. Call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.

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