- Canada France
- 75 min
- Directed by: Adam Traynor
- Written by: Chilly Gonzales, Céline Sciamma
- Cast: Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Tiga, Feist
- Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
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Ivory Tower is the dramatic tale of two brothers and their all-consuming rivalry over both the chessboard and a lady. Hershell Graves (Chilly Gonzales) is the nomadic chess ‘purist’ who decides to pursue his Jazz Chess ideology, while his brother Thadeus (Turbo Recordings founder Tiga) is a fierce competitor, earning chess celebrity status back in their hometown in Canada. Upon Hershell’s return after years of travelling, the brothers become locked into a fierce battle for chess supremacy and the affections of love interest Marsha (none other than Peaches). Sound-tracked by Gonzales’s epic album of the same name, this ‘Rockyinspired sports parody’ is insanely clever, completely silly and quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. Part of Glasgow Film & Music Festival
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