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.
Directors: Liz Garbus
Producers: Liz Garbus, Stanley F. Buchthal, Matthew Justus, Rory Kennedy
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)/
Number of discs: 1