December 5, 2011

Program Profile: Film Nights at the World Chess Hall of Fame

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Program Profile: Film Nights at the World Chess Hall of Fame

At first glance, the connection between chess and film seems tenuous at best. When you consider that chess is 1500 years old and played in every country, however, the game’s long history and expansive geographic reach provides for multiple connections between chess and cinema.

Film Nights at WCHOF explore a diverse selection of films containing chess themes, iconic chess scenes, and ties to current exhibitions and the history of the game. Whether you play chess or not, you may be surprised at how the game connects to people, cultures, and events portrayed on the silver screen.

Film Nights at WCHOF are free and open to the public. For more information or to suggest a film for an upcoming Film Night, please contact Claire Grothe at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.orgor 314-367-9243 ext. 105.