Bobby Fischer Against the World: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The museum of the moving image is showing a new documentary about bobby fischer that just came out and won some awards at sundance. It will be screened at 7 pm, and an hour before Frank Brady will be giving a lecture and book signing.

In 1972, Brooklyn-born chess genius Bobby Fischer captured the public imagination when he defeated Russian Boris Spassky for the World Championship. During the height of the Cold War, Fischer was a brilliant lone American who defeated the dominant Soviet chess establishment. In the following years, Fishcer renounced his title and his country, and seemingly went mad. His gripping story is the subject of Lis 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: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall. Prior to the screening, there will be a book signing with Brady in the Museum Store.

TICKETS: $15 public/ $10 Museum members- order online at or call 718 777 6800

Details about the film here.