HeedTV: “Life of a King’s” Cuba Gooding Jr. & Jake Goldberger
HeedTV sits down with Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. & Director Jake Goldberger to chat about their new film “Life of a King,” which hits select theaters today! The film tells the true story of Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to a group of unruly high school students in detention, to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.
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