Next week on April 24th, All In – The Poker Movie will be released via digital retailers including Amazon and iTunes, with a DVD release to follow in July 2012.
Written and directed by Douglas Tirola, and produced by Susan Bedusa, Robert Greene and Tirola, All In – The Poker Movie chronicles 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. The film explains how poker has become the target of politicians who have tried to cut off the ability for millions to play and for many to make a living.
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 nearly two centuries ago. 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. The film’s extensive research, archival footage, and interviews with today’s poker celebrities, as well as social commentators such as Ira Glass and Doris Kearns Goodwin make this the definitive exploration on this worldwide cultural phenomenon.
Among the recognizable names appearing within are Matt Damon, Frank Deford, Ira Glass, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kenny Rogers, Bert Sugar and such poker luminaries as author Peter Alson, Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Chris Ferguson, Joe Hachem, Phil Laak, Phil Hellmuth, Howard Lederer, commentator Mike Sexton, Vanessa Rousso, Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston, author James McManus, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, inventor Henry Orenstein, Isabelle Mercier and World Series of Poker Media Director Nolan Dalla.
To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a prize pack which includes an All In – The Poker Movie poster SIGNED by Chris Moneymaker and All In – The Poker Movie deck of cards!
Please include your name and address (U.S. Residents only. You must be 18 years old).
Only one entry per person and a winner will be chosen at random.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 13th, 2012.