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Free Screening of “Searching for Bobby Fischer” at Floyd Memorial Library
September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
After he beats his dad (Joe Mantegna) in a chess match, Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc), a 7-year-old, gets noticed for his talent. He becomes interested in speed chess at the park and learns the game from a hustler named Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne). However, Josh’s parents invest in the services of Bruce (Ben Kingsley), a famous coach who has very different practices. Between Bruce’s methods and the stress of the competitions, Josh learns that even a chess prodigy cannot make all the right moves.
This film is part of the library’s free fall film festival series on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. through Nov. 17.