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2011 | 80 min | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Lynn HamrickUSA
Cast & Credits
In 1996, Lynn Hamrick released Chess Kids to a national public television audience. Hailed by TV Guide as inspiration in the flesh and by the Los Angeles Times as as "the most realistic portrayal of tournament chess", Chess Kids followed America's top young players as they vied against their counterparts from around the globe for the title of World Champion. Featuring Josh Waitzkin (the real-life subject of the book and subsequent film, Searching for Bobby Fischer) pitted against fourteen year-old Judit Polgar from Hungary (the best female player of all time), Chess Kids delighted audiences with its gender bender look at the sport.
Over two decades after the release of her award-winning documentary, director Lynn Hamrick has completed a thirty-minute follow-up to Chess Kids. The film, a companion piece to her original work, tracks down many of the child prodigies she interviewed for Chess Kids to find out how the game has influenced their personal and professional lives.
About the Director
Lynn Hamrick is a multiple award-winning director of features, documentaries, and network television. Her feature films FINDING KELLY and SPLITSVILLE aired on Showtime, HBO and The Movie Channel. Her documentary CHESS KIDS aired on Public Television and is revisited with a newly released companion piece. Selected television credits include: sitcom(FAMILY TIES),series (FUDGE, SILK STALKINGS, BABY-SITTER'S CLUB,(Cable Ace Nomination),talk show GROWING UP TOGETHER, and an After School Special,TESTING DIRTY,(Directors Guild Award for Best Direction). Lynn received her BA(Cum Laude) and MFA from UCLA Film School. She was an Assistant Professor at Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, guest taught at UCLA, and the University of Hawaii and served as the director mentor for women directors in the Women in the Director's Chair workshop at the Canadian Banff Center. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Women In Film, and The Alliance Of Women Directors.