Chess Kids
51 min | Beta Cam | Color | 1996 | Documentary
Written, Directed & Produced by Lynn Hamrick
CINE Golden Eagle Award: Winner: 1996
Chicago International Television Award: GOLD: 1996
National Education Media Network: GOLD APPLE: 1996
Parent's Guide: Children's Media Award: 1996
Kids First: BEST: 1996
George Sidney Filmmaker Award: 1996
Chess Kids
An award-winning documentary about pint-sized chess prodigies and their experiences in an international chess competition. Widely acclaimed for its sensitivity in taking on the subject of gender in a male dominated sport. Featuring internationally renowned chess players Judit Polgar, Josh Waitzkin, Morgan Pehme, Bruce Pandolfini and more!
World premiere Taos Talking Picture Festival, AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, North Hampton Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival.
"The most realistic portrayal of tournament chess I've seen" — Jack Peters, Los Angeles Times
"inspiration in the flesh" — TV GUIDE

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