Evan Williams has spent his adult life pursuing nothing in particular, never settling for anything too long including his father’s legacy in the world of competitive chess. His brother Owen Williams, on the other hand, has never been able to escape it. After finding themselves back in their father’s manipulative grasp, the two are faced with the realities of each other's lives and must finally confront each other, and the past that tore them apart.
CAST & CREW STATEMENTS
"It's not a film about chess; it's about characters with unique paths and views clashing head to head because of their differences...
much like a game of chess."
"Evan's Gambit seeks to remind us of the value in family--and how much that value can change, affect, and even hurt us."
“Historically, the effects professional chess has had upon the mental-health of its players is astonishing. One can only imagine the toll it could take on a family.”