On Friday, Nov. 17, chess club members gathered to watch the classic movie Searching for Bobby Fischer at Hart House’s South Dining Room. It is widely known as one of the best chess films of all time, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100% by critics.
Based on a real life story, it describes the life of Josh Waitzkin and his rise from humble beginnings to chess fame, in a time when Bobby Fischer, the most iconic chess figure of the century, had gone into hiding.
With lots of popcorn, drinks, and an excellent speaker system, it was a cozy environment and the perfect getaway. After the movie, students continued to enjoy the food and discuss their thoughts and perspectives about the film. It was a lot of fun and a relaxing way to spend the Friday night. We are looking forward to hosting more movie nights in the future.