The most stunning moment of Bobby Fischer Against the World, the documentary making its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night, would be easy to miss if it weren't so eerie.
|Liz Garbus' documentary, Bobby Fischer Against the World, made its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night.|
The charming, 29-year-old chess genius has just won the single greatest match of his life -- and maybe the game's history. During an interview after the fact, his eyes are flat, and when asked what the next chapter of his life holds, his answer is, "My goal is to play a lot more chess. I feel I haven't played enough chess."
That wild, unseeing passion characterized the dynamic life onscreen at the Tivoli last night. Around 300 people showed up for the event, which both celebrated the documentary and highlighted the success of the St. Louis chess scene -- which is gaining a reputation as the chess capital of the country. More »