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Brooklyn Castle documentary in theaters October 19th
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 21:14
Brooklyn, New York’s Intermediate School 318 is a public school that's home to the most winning junior high school chess team in the USA. A series of deep public school cuts now threatens to undermine the team's hard won success. The award winning documentary Brooklyn Castle, which will be released October 19th, 2012, tells the story. The I.S. 318...
101 Checkmates in films
Sunday, September 16, 2012 21:52
Here's a nice video which we came across at Alexandra Kosteniuk's blog. It's a montage of 101 checkmates in film and television and quite enjoyable to watch! According to the info given below the video at YouTube, the following films are featured, in order of appearance: The Luzhin Defence (1), Bicentennial Man, New York (2009), Knights of the...
Bobby Fischer & Tobey Maguire
Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:14
Tobey Maguire will play the role of Bobby Fischer in a film about the American chess legend. Last week numerous media on cinema reported on the new film which will be titled 'Pawn Sacrifice'. It will be about the life story of Bobby Fischer leading up to his 1972 World Championship match against Boris Spassky. Fischer (from the Bobby Fischer...
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 22:22
Tonight is the UK premiere of the new documentary Bobby Fischer Against The World. You might remember that GM Gawain Jones went to the official press screening on April 14th in Soho, London for us (and bumped into Magnus Carlsen there). Here's Gawain's review of the film! The documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World (IMDB title here) traces the...
Sunday, February 06, 2011 18:26
Darren Aronofsky's new movie Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman as the increasingly tormented ballet dancer Nina who has to perform the dual role of both the white and the black swan in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, left me both puzzled and fascinated. And, inevitably, it made me think of chess. As many critics have noted, Black Swan is actually...