WHERE The Light Factory (345 N. College Street)
ADMISSION $5 Members / $7 Non-Members
ALL IN โ THE POKER MOVIE is the story of the worldwide poker boom that started in the underground clubs of New York City and went on to be played at homes and casinos all around the globe. How did poker become the battleground for personal freedom and the fight for adults to choose how they spend their time and money? The film explains how poker has become the target of politicians who have cut off the ability for millions to play and for many to make a living.
ALL IN โ THE POKER MOVIE tells the exciting story of poker’s renaissance in the first decade of the new millennium, from a game once played only by grandparents and teenagers unable to get a date on Friday night to a nationally televised sport played by millions, and watched by millions more. An activity so hip that even Matt Damon, George Clooney, and Leonardo DiCaprio have a regular game. Played in casinos, basements, on line, in college dorms or at charity events, poker is everywhere. The films explains the “tipping story” to the events and people that came together to make poker so popular that you could see it being played on twelve television networks a week.
This documentary weaves the quest for the American Dream, the ability to take risks, and the celebration of entrepreneurship with a game that began with conmen on riverboats and ended up being played by presidents. Poker has become a metaphor for making it big quick, and though millions play it, poker seems unable to escape it’s cinematic image of something done by people on the outside of society.
ALL IN โ THE POKER MOVIE tells the story of how poker has come to be a part of mainstream culture while also exploring how poker satisfies our desire to play, win, and shape our identities as individuals.
ALL IN โ THE POKER MOVIE the definitive story of poker.
“All In โ The Poker Movie is indeed the celebration of poker as everyman’s game…poker is us. We are poker.
…Destined to emerge as a state-of-the-art overview of poker’s place in society today.
…One of the most comprehensive collections of poker archive footage and film/TV references seen in such a history of the modern game.
…One should expect All In โ The Poker Movie to be a tour de force…and on that note it succeeds quite well.”
…All In โ The Poker Movie could be the definitive factual overview of poker’s place in society today.”
“This documentary will be a great and factual overview about poker’s standing in today’s society.”
“Those who truly enjoy looking back into the past and to see where our present came from will enjoy much of what this movie has to offer.”
โ Brian Cherry, LaunchPoker.com
“This may be the first major film to take a shot at it…and succeed.”
โ Jennifer Newell, PokerWorks.com
“If you play poker or a fan of poker or are interested in poker, you must see All In โ The Poker Movie…it is a terrific primer on poker and its history, culture, and place in the world. Go see it!”
โ World Series of Poker
“…the pic is stylishly composed, thoughtfully laid out and offers an effective dissection of one of the most unlikely cultural phenomena in decades…”
โ Steven Zeitchik
DOUGLAS TIROLA โ Director / Producer
As President of 4th Row Films Douglas Tirola has produced six documentary films in the past four years, two of which he directed. These include HBO’s An Omar Broadway Film (Tribeca Film Festival) and Kati with an I (NY Times Critics’ Pick and Gotham Award Nominee). Making the Boys (NY Times Critics’ Pick) premiered at Berlin International Film Festival. Fake It So Real (Critics’ Pick New Yorker and New York Magazine). All In โ The Poker Movie premiered at Cinevegas where it won Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary. Doug has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount, Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers, Sony, and New Line. He also created a division of 4th Row Films, which utilizes independent filmmakers to create branding films for Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Pepsi, Diageo, and Ford. Doug’s first job on a movie was as a production assistant on When Harry Met Sally.