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International Film Series
International Film Series: Chess Story
Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm

May 1 Chess Story (Germany/Austria 2021)
Based on the novel by Stefan Zweig, Chess Story takes place in occupied Vienna in 1938. Dr. Josef Bartok is preparing to flee to America with his wife Anna when he is arrested by the Gestapo. As a former notary to the Austrian aristocracy, he is told to help the local Gestapo leader gain access to their private bank accounts in order to fund the Nazi regime. Refusing to cooperate, Bartok is locked in solitary confinement. Just as he is beginning to crack, Bartok happens upon a book of famous chess games. To withstand the torture of isolation, Bartok disappears into the world of chess, maintaining his sanity only by memorizing every move.

Screenings will be free. Face coverings are encouraged for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. The Neville Public Museum is working closely with county authorities to maintain proper sanitation and disinfecting.

Screenings begin at 7:00pm. Screenings on the 1st Wednesday of the month will occur in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. Screenings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month will occur at the Tarlton Theater.

All films are free and open to the public and are unrated but intended for a mature audience.