Student-produced documentary about Go to premiere in St. Louis

Competitors in the game of Go
Competitors in the game of Go, the topic of a new documentary film by PhD candidate Cole Pruitt. (courtesy photo)

The St. Louis premiere of “The Surrounding Game” will be Monday, Feb. 26, at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre on the Delmar Loop. The award-winning documentary film was directed and produced by Cole Pruitt, a PhD candidate in chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Attend the premiere

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26

Where: Landmark Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd.

“The Surrounding Game” tells the story of Go, the world’s most ancient and enigmatic game. Following the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first Western professional Go players, the film explores the search for meaning that Go represents to its players, for whom the game is a distillation of consciousness itself.

Pruitt met his co-director, Will Lockhart, at Brown University and co-founded the American Collegiate Go Association in 2012. Pruitt’s science outreach work includes “Where Did We Come From?”, animated by Jorge Cham of PhD Comics.

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