Jenny Schweitzer’s latest documentary explores gender, competition, and chess


Basketball changed Jenny Schweitzer’s life. A photographer inspired by the work of Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, and Diane Arbus — photographers who told entire, revealing, personal stories in single frames — Jenny found herself studying the medium at the Rhode Island School of Design. “During my sophomore year at RISD, I went to a screening of Steve James’ Hoop Dreams,” she tells us. “After viewing that documentary, I decided to pursue film. What strongly appealed to me was that no other medium can command such a personal, emotional impact as a powerful, well-executed film.”

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