The Surrounding Game is a documentary about Go, but it's particularly special to the American Collegiate Go Association, because the filmmakers include Cole Pruitt and Will Lockhart, two of our founding members. Congrats to Cole and Will for their amazing film. See the announcement below to find out how to see this documentary.
“The Surrounding Game” is coming to a theater near you! The documentary team has just announced a summer lineup of screenings in majorcities across the US and Europe. The screening tour includes stops in: Toronto (6/10), San Francisco (6/10-11), Boston (6/28), New York City (6/29), Barcelona (7/07), The International Chess & Games Festival in Pardubice, Czech Republic (7/14), Berlin (7/18), Amsterdam (7/20), the European Go Congress in Oberhof, Germany (7/24), and the US Go Congress in San Diego, CA (8/05).
Tickets are on sale now and the filmmakers urge those interested to “get yours now before they sell out!”
If you don’t see your city on the list, don’t worry – you can sign up to host a screening in your community. The film is now available to screen in theaters and community spaces. “We’re offering two options for volunteers to host a screening on their own” explains director/producer Will Lockhart. “ If you have a venue in mind, you can order a community screening pack, which will provide all the tools to host a successful event. Or, if you’re keen on getting the film to play in a local theater, you can sign up with our partners at Tugg. If you gets enough RSVPs, they’ll arrange to put the film in a local theater.” The team reports that several community screenings hosted by local go groups are already in the works.
“We’ve gotten a really positive response from non-players so far,” says producer Cole Pruitt, “and we feel this is the bestway to share Go with people outside the community – by not just teaching the game, but telling a story. So if your club is looking for a way to bring more people in, I encourage you to host! I believe this is our chance to bring the world of go to the world at large.”