:The Surrounding Game
USA, 2017, 97 min
THE SURROUNDING GAME follows the lives of several top American players, leading up to the competition to become the first Western professional. Brooklyn-raised Ben Lockhart, America’s top white player, foregoes college to join an elite Korean Go school. His close friend, Chinese-American Andy Liu, is the strongest player in North America, despite little formal training. Introverted, quirky, and deeply cerebral, Andy probes the limitations of his own mind in his quest to transcend the tedium of normal society.
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Will Lockhart (Director/Producer): Will is a longtime member of the American Go community and a 5-dan master player, whose ideas for a documentary got the project started. He founded the Brown University Go club in 2010 and worked as a post-production assistant on the HBO pilot CODES OF CONDUCT, edited by Jay Rabinowitz and directed by Steve McQueen. Will is currently a graduate student in physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.