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Watch: Cliff Curtis is ‘The Dark Horse’ Of Chess in Exclusive TIFF Trailer

Watch: Cliff Curtis is 'The Dark Horse' Of Chess in Exclusive TIFF Trailer

Cliff Curtis ("Whale Rider") takes on the persona of Genesis Potini, a chess genius struggling against his own internal battles while hoping to influence future generations in James Napier Robertson’s second feature length film

The TIFF synopsis reads: "A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the inspirational true story of New Zealand chess legend Genesis Potini."

"Dark Horse" will make its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 6. 

Check out the exclusive trailer and poster below: 

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