Fresh (1994)
Director: Boaz Yakin
Actors: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime: 114 min

Michael is 12 years old, growing up in a poor housing project, selling drugs on the streets of New York before and after school. He periodically plays chess with his father, who is a chess master and an alcoholic living in a trailer. Through chess and conversations about chess, Michael realizes that many chess concepts are applicable in everyday life. He understands the importance of strategy and begins to lead his own personal micro-politics …

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