|Bobby Fischer documentary enlightening and disturbing:|
By Scott D. Pierce
The Salt Lake Tribune
First published Jun 03 2011 07:20PM
Updated Jun 3, 2011 10:53PM
Bobby Fischer was an incredibly difficult man. And it turned out to be incredibly difficult to document the life of the former World Chess Champion, says filmmaker Liz Garbus, whose film “Bobby Fischer Against the World” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
“I’ve made films on death row,” Garbus said. “I’ve made films in many difficult places. I didn’t imagine that the telling of the story of America’s greatest chess champion would be so difficult.”
She spent two years on her documentary, beginning when Fischer died in January 2008.
“I became devoted to making this story the day that I read Bobby’s obituary in the paper,” said Garbus, an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee whose films have taken awards at a dozen different film festivals. Her film “The Farm: Angola USA” won the 1998 Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
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