“THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT soars above the notion that chess is for the few by capturing the attention of the world in heart-pounding, thought-provoking entertainment. Scott Frank’s exquisitely stylish period piece embodies the rousing drama of a sports story with all the white-knuckle chills of a psychological thriller. Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance is that of a Grandmaster – from her heart to her head to her hands – charting an addictive arc from abandonment to ambition, from the spark of mentorship to the embrace of genius and, ultimately, the triumph of ‘checkmate.'” –The American Film Institute
AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
AFI AWARDS AUDI SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE
Audi has created the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarships initiative providing scholarships in the name of the honorees to women and BIPOC Fellows at the AFI Conservatory – for a total contribution of $250,000. Congratulations to Elizabeth T. Vazquez, Screenwriting Fellow, recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship in the name of AFI AWARDS Honoree THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.
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