HBO Documentary Films heats up the summer with provocative and compelling films every Monday night, kicking off a new 11-week series MONDAY, JUNE 6 at 9:00 pm. (ET/PT). From a portrait of maverick chess genius Bobby Fischer to a gripping undercover visit to a Manhattan sex crimes unit, from the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem to a road trip to meet newly naturalized U.S. citizens, HBO documentaries take subscribers to worlds others rarely see. This year’s summer series features the work of a wide a range of directors, from award winners such as Greg Barker, Liz Garbus, Lisa F. Jackson, Peter Kunhardt and Alexandra Pelosi, to exciting emerging filmmakers.
The HBO Documentary Films Summer Series debuts on MONDAY, JUNE 6th (9:00p.m. ET/PT), with Bobby Fischer Against The World. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Liz Garbus, the film explores the complex life of the troubled genius whose charisma and talent spurred a worldwide fascination with chess, the "game of kings." It was an official selection in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and it’s premiering exclusively on HBO.