Another poker movie coming soon

Another poker movie coming soon

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Last week we brought you details of yet another gangster inspired poker movie. Reaction was decidedly mixed at the thought of another sub Lock, Stock thriller. Perhaps the nay sayers will be more intrigued by a new documentary that is due to hit cinema screens next month.

Written and directed by Douglas Tirola, All In: The Poker Movie is “the story of the worldwide poker boom that started in the underground clubs of New York City and went on to be played at homes and casinos all around the globe.”

The film centres on Chris Moneymaker's amazing rise and includes interviews with a host of top players including Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Vanessa Rousso, Mike Sexton and perhaps most intriguingly in light of Black Friday, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson. Rounders star Matt Damon, also features, as does country legend Kenny Rogers.

According to producers, “This documentary weaves the quest for the American Dream, the ability to take risks, and the celebration of entrepreneurship with a game that began with conmen on riverboats nearly two centuries ago. Poker has become a metaphor for making it big quick, and though millions play it, poker seems unable to escape it’s cinematic image of something done by people on the outside of society. The film’s extensive research, archival footage, and interviews with today's poker celebrities, as well as social commentators such as Ira Glass and Doris Kearns Goodwin make this the definitive exploration on this worldwide cultural phenomenon.”

For more information, take a look at the All In Facebook page.

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Tags: Cinema, All In, movies, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Matt Damon, Kenny Rogers