Walter S Tevis
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Taught chess by the janitor at her orphanage, Beth becomes a prodigy. As a teenager she plays for the world championship, but must conquer her fear to win.
Edmondson Pike - Adult Spanish
Southeast - Adult Spanish
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and...
4) The hustler
An amoral, arrogant pool hustler who haunts backroom pool halls gets a real chance at fame when he faces the legendary Minnesota Fats in a personal competition.
David Bowie makes his feature film debut as a visitor from a dying planet who becomes a reclusive multi-millionaire, only to lose himself in an earthbound abyss of decadence, self-destruction and alienation.