Liz Garbus and her producing partner Rory Kennedy have brought their work to Sundance since the late 1990s – Garbus beginning with the 1998 Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner THE FARM: ANGOLA USA, which went on to be nominated for an Oscar; and Kennedy with 1999′s AMERICAN HOLLOW. Since then, they have collaborated on a number of projects through their Moxie Firecracker banner, including Sundance alums THE EXECUTION OF WANDA JEAN (2002), GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB (2007), and SHOUTING FIRE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF FREE SPEECH (2009).
In addition, Garbus served as Producer on Chico Colvard’s FAMILY AFFAIR (2010). Their fellow Producer, Stanley Buchthal was at Sundance last year as well with Tamra Davis’ JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD. Also, as noted above, BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD marks the final work from acclaimed Editor Karen Schmeer, who won the US Documentary Film Editing Award for SERGIO at the 2009 festival – Michael Levine, who edited past Sundance documentaries RESTREPO (2010), MY KID COULD PAINT THAT (2007), and RING OF FIRE (2005), also edited the film.