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Behind the Screens with KCRW: Chris Douridas in conversation with the musical talent of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
August 17, 2021 • 4:00 pm PDT
KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW’s Chris Douridas and Carlos Rafael Rivera, William Horberg, Anna Hauss and Randall Poster of “The Queen’s Gambit” from Netflix. Tune in for this exclusive conversation!
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama “The Queen’s Gambit” is 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 male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series is directed and written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series. “The Queen’s Gambit” stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.