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The Queen’s Gambit

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Enjoy this VERY popular Netfl ix series drama, The Queen's Gambit, a coming of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the world of competitive chess dominated by men. Boston Globe says, “It is a transporting tale of an extraordinary life and a window onto a world of addiction and empowerment, pawns and queens.”

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