Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

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Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Tue May 03, 2011 4:01 pm

Hi Chess fans!

I work for a UK film distributor, Dogwoof, and we are currently working on the release of the documentary, Bobby Fischer Against the World which is out in UK cinemas on the 15th July 2011. Bobby Fischer Against the World traces the Grand Master from child prodigy to Cold War hero to controversial recluse. Cutting interviews with Bobby and the people who knew him, with footage and news reports, Bobby Fisher Against the World is a mesmerising portrait of the rise and bizarre fall of one of the great American icons.

The film has had some great early reviews, and with Magnus Carlsen himself turning up at our first press screening its looking to be a huge release. The reason I am posting is to invite you to head over to the films Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bobbyfischermovie for all the latest news and general chess banter. We will be holding some very exciting competitions as well soon, so its worth giving us a like. You may also be interested in becoming a Dogwoof Ambassador, as you would be able to hold your own screening of the film at your local chess club - see the ECF post here for more details http://www.englishchess.org.uk/?p=10607

Any questions about the release just shout!

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Postby John Upham » Tue May 03, 2011 4:16 pm

Do you have an associated Twitter feed?
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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Tue May 03, 2011 4:21 pm

Yup heres the twitter link http://twitter.com/#!/bobbyfischeruk

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Gordon Cadden » Tue May 03, 2011 6:16 pm

This is very interesting. Not certain about the claim that he was a great American icon, the US Government still had a warrant issued for his arrest, at the time of his death.
Will see if I can interest my local club in a screening.

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Rob Thompson » Tue May 03, 2011 6:21 pm

Gordon Cadden wrote:This is very interesting. Not certain about the claim that he was a great American icon, the US Government still had a warrant issued for his arrest, at the time of his death.

I suspect he was a great American icon, but this status was lost long before his death. Certainly during his match with Spassky he would have been pretty iconic
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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby John Upham » Tue May 03, 2011 6:27 pm

Gordon Cadden wrote:This is very interesting. Not certain about the claim that he was a great American icon,


Travel back in time to 1972 and take a straw poll on this topic.

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Carl Hibbard » Tue May 03, 2011 7:04 pm

Is there a trailer to view for this one?
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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Wed May 04, 2011 9:32 am

We are waiting on the trailer at the moment, will post a link up as soon as we get one!

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Mon May 16, 2011 11:45 am

Hi Guys

Great article in The Observer this week about the new book (Endgame) on Bobby Fischer - check it out below

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/ma ... s-downfall

Also we should be getting a clip in the next few days so will let you know!

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Tue May 17, 2011 10:57 am

Fancy your chances against Nigel Short?

To launch the film there will be a premiere event on 5 July where Nigel Short will play a simultaneous exhibition match against 20 people followed by a screening and Q&A.

Details to follow, but in the meantime on: http://www.facebook.com/bobbyfischermovie we will be offering followers the chance to win a place to play against Nigel Short. Like us and stay tuned for the chance of a lifetime!

http://www.dogwoof.com/2011/blog/bobby-fischer-against-the-world-premiere-announced/

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Tue May 17, 2011 3:13 pm

We now have a trailer for the film

http://dogwoof.org/kEmjE9

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Emma Green » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi Guys

The film is out in cinemas tomorrow and there are several special chess events going on to celebrate across the UK - more details here
http://www.dogwoof.com/2011/blog/special-chess-events-at-bobby-fischer-screenings/

We are really want to get the London chess players into cinemas so any chess club members who go to see the film this weekend and sends in their ticket will get a complimentary copy of the DVD on its release

Here are the listings for where the film is screening,
http://bobbyfischermovie.co.uk/screenings
but don't forget if its not showing near you you can become a Dogwoof Ambassador and host your own screening

Let us know your thoughts if you see it!

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Justin Hadi » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:59 pm

I'll be watching it on Saturday. What's the address to send in the tickets to?

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Andy McCulloch » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:38 pm

Only the London showing's? The film is showing in quite a few places.

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Postby Peter Sowray » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:17 am

There's an interview with Liz Garbus on the latest Guardian Film Weekly podcast.

You can download it for free - http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/series/filmweekly

It's roughly the last 10 minutes.


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