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Check Date, an Underdog Love Story

Stop-motion animated short film about loyalty and love.

The story is set in a chessboard, where fateful lovers must struggle with cultural and social barriers to love each other.

A black pawn breaks the rules of the chess game, falling in love with the besieged white queen, which is being attacked by the black king. Words such as ‘loyalty” and “heritage” give the pawn a pause of caution. He is confused, but he becomes aware of a steady thumping coming from his heart, reminding him the truth. He decides to attack the king and knocks him down. The queen, now relieved, approaches the pawn and gives him a very sweet kiss.

The black pawn is happy: He doesn’t need to be a king to conquer the queen and doesn’t need to be white to win her over…

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Copyright © 2008 Claymaniak Productions

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Previous screenings

2008
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
1 Jan – 31 Dec | New York, United States
2009
NewFilmmakers Soho House Screening Series | 2009
1 Jan – 31 Dec | New York, United States
Canada International Film Festival | 2009
7 Feb – 8 Feb | Vancouver, Canada
27 Feb – 15 Mar | San Francisco, United States
12 Mar – 11 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
2 Apr – 5 Apr | Madison, United States
22 Oct – 1 Nov | Chicago, United States
23 Oct – 25 Oct | Baltimore, United States

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 31 Jan 2010