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Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:45 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
Based on the life of chess prodigy chess, Joshua Waitzkin, this biopic centers a seven year old who becomes interested in speed chess at the park and learns the game from a hustler named Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne). His parents invest in a famous coach (Ben Kingsley), who has very different practices. Between Bruce's methods and the stress of the competitions, the boy learns that even a chess prodigy cannot make all the right moves.
Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.