On November 2 at 9 pm est, TVO will have the world broadcast premiere of the documentary Grinders, a poker documentary about film director Matt Gallagher’s personal, behind-the-scenes look at the underground poker scene in Toronto. The film repeats at midnight on November 2 and Sunday November 6 at 11 pm.
Grinders – World Broadcast Premiere
Wednesday November 2, 2011 at 9 pm ET
Produced by Border City Pictures in Association with TVO
Here is a quick synopsis about the poker film Grinders:
With a new baby and wife to support, out-of-work filmmaker Matt Gallagher (The Rise and Fall of Grumpy Burger) tries his hand – and some would say “luck” – at playing poker for a living. Grinders is the director’s inside journey into the unconventional, often bizarre, underground world of illegal poker clubs. It’s a world populated by colourful characters, straight out of central casting. A world where the workday starts at midnight, runs strictly on cash, and can change forever with the simple flip of a card.
Playing poker to pay the bills means living side by side with risk. But, as Matt soon discovers, the real meaning of risk lies far outside the poker room – and can strike in the most personal way. Matt’s intimate, first-person narrative is joined by the voices of other grinders with stories that range from tales of ultimate success to personal disaster.
Also for those that can’t wait and want to download it now, Grinders is also available today for iPad users who subscribe to TVO’s free Doc Studio app.
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Where to Find TVO
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
Bell TV channel 265
Bell Fibe TV TVO HD channel 1265
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Rogers-On-Demand Channel 100
Shaw Direct channel 353
Stay tuned for a Canada Poker New Grinders Poker documentary review. Also post if you have any questions for director Matt Gallagher, we will direct them to him and hopefully here can answer your inquiries.