Magnus - Film Club

  • 11th Apr
  • 20:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 11th April

Magnus Carlsen, called the Mozart of chess, became world champion in 2013 at the age of 22. Benjamin Ree’s rousing documentary shows us how this taciturn prodigy got there, and how his family keeps him sane. As much as we learn about Carlsen, there’s still a mystery at the core of his remarkable mental agility, sustaining an element of spontaneity even when we know how events will turn out. Magnus takes us back to the childhood of a boy who was bad at sports, and bullied forit, but who possessed enhanced powers of concentration that somehow shifted from assembling lego toys to surveying strategy on the chessboard.

Why not join us in advance of the screening in our Gallery, where Drogheda Chess Club members will set up chess boards and allow any interested members of the audience to test their skills against the best chess players in town!