Harlem, 1968
Anders Ribbsjö, SVT
Harlem, 1968
Bobby Seale
Anders Ribbsjö, SVT
Bobby Seale


The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975
Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson
Sundance Selects
Opens September 9
IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza

Bobby Fischer Against the World
Directed by Liz Garbus
Dakota Group Ltd
Opens September 9, IFC Center

Fischer declined to defend his title and lost it by default in 1975. He broke from the televangelical Worldwide Church of God, which he had been associated with since the late '60s; his anti-Soviet conspiracies gave way to a virulent anti-Semitism (he was, of course, a Jew) and, after the U.S. penalized him for ignoring sanctions to play a 1992 rematch with Spassky in Yugoslavia, a rabid anti-Americanism. (Fischer's gloating over 9/11 got him briefly back in the news.) Garbus handles this decline with tact. The sorry spectacle of the ranting codger never effaces the image of the boy concentrating his entire being over a chessboard. You have to love that kid and pity him.

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