Word Up! Games Night / Bobby Fischer Against The World
Sun 25 September 2011 // 18:30
(Sun 25th / 6.30pm for games, 8pm for film / free to play games, £5/4 film, plus concessions for game players)
WORD UP! returns to the Cube for this special event celebrating board games at their best. Play Scrabble and other board games in the bar, in the garden, in the lounge, maybe even on the stage! Have a drink, eat some tasty chocolate, make new friends, become a chess champion? Come early to get some games in before our featured film...
Bobby Fischer Against the World
(Liz Garbus / USA/UK/Iceland / 93 minutes / 2011)
Considered by many to be the world’s greatest chess player, Bobby Fischer personified the link between genius and madness. His trajectory propelled him from child prodigy to world chess champion at age 29 and then into a nosedive of delusions and paranoia. Fischer was a recluse for decades before resurfacing for a bizarre final chapter as a fugitive. From veteran film maker Liz Garbus, and the final project of late editor Karen Schmeer, Bobby Fischer Against the World exposes the disturbingly high price Fischer paid to achieve his legendary success and the resulting toll it took on his psyche. Rare archival footage and insightful interviews with those closest to him expand this captivating story of a mastermind’s tumultuous rise — and fall.