NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

FRESH AIR The late Bobby Fischer was a chess prodigy who grew up to become one of the greatest chess players of all time. In later years, Fischer was also a reclusive nomad, who made anti-American and anti-Semitic statements and seemed increasingly lost, at times, in the depths of his own mind. Reconciling the two sides of Bobby Fischer is the subject of Liz Garbus’ new documentary biopic, Bobby Fischer Against the World. Garbus contrasts Fischer’s later years — when he became increasingly paranoid and delusional — with archival footage from his childhood and the famous 1972 “Match of the […]