Barbaric Genius

  |  Book Tickets: 25/05/2012
  |  72 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Biographical documentary about English author John Healy. After being dishonourably discharged from the army, Healy became a homeless alcoholic, committing numerous petty crimes in London. While serving a prison sentence, he learned to play chess and, after sobering up, went on to compete in tournaments for ten years. When he retired from professional chess he wrote his award-winning memoir, 'The Grass Arena'.