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California Split

California Split (Director: Robert Altman): In this 1974 film about two gamblers, Bill (George Segal) and Charlie (Elliott Gould) bet on: poker, fights, horses, professional basketball, dogs, roulette, blackjack, craps, keno, slot machines and even a pickup basketball game. I … Continue reading

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Grinders (Director: Matt Gallagher): A “grinder” is someone who plays poker to pay their bills, typically reaping small to modest winnings. Grinders, which received its premiere at Hot Docs, is the latest documentary from director Matt Gallagher and it takes … Continue reading

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