The Life of a King

It’s not often a film about chess comes along – though the recent biog of Bobby Fischer stands out – but here are some details about an upcoming chess-themed cinematic event…

The film “Life of a King” is being screened on Tuesday 30th August at Walthamstow Empire cinema. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jnr, and is an inspirational tale based on the true story of an ex-con who, determined to help at-risk youths avoid the mistakes he made, forms a chess club to offer them an alternative to street gangs. Tickets are £10.50 and the screening starts at 7pm – full details can be found here.

Move before you… dammit! 

As part of the screening, Hackney’s first team captain FM Bob Eames is giving a free simultaneous on the afternoon of Saturday 27th August. Keep your eyes posted on Hackney’s website for details.

2 thoughts on “The Life of a King”

  1. I appreciate that my new chess club thinks and organises chess in the round–with matches for all levels, pub chess, group lessons, simultaneous displays, volunteering in community libraries, support to a nearby junior club, and even film screenings. That’s just an off-the-cuff list. There’s probably more. I’m also impressed that club leaders are building solid habits in club governance, including a much needed constitution. Great work guys and gals! I’m looking forward to watching ‘Life of a King’ and loving chess more and more.

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