'Bobby Fisher Against the World' is the first documentary feature to explore the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer.
Bobby Fischer against the World is a feature documentary that uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer to explore the nature of genius, madness, and the game of chess itself. This film tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the rise and fall of an Fischer, a true icon.
From veteran filmmaker 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.
November 9th, 2012
Dogwoof title Bobby Fischer Against the World picks up the Dochouse and Bertha Foundation Best Cinema Documentary award.
September 25th, 2012
Dreams of a Life and Bobby Fisher Against the World are up for Best Cinema Doc
August 30th, 2011
Chess documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World is now available to own and stream