Benjamin Ree opens up about his Tribeca directorial debut in 'Magnus'

'Magnus' Director Benjamin Ree talks to #KanvasLive
'Magnus' Director Benjamin Ree talks to #KanvasLive

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Every year, thousands of people come to New York City for the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Since it began in 2002, the festival has become synonimous with the best of the best in the film industry. Many of the films that are screened there have garnered international acclaim.

Having your film screen at Tribeca is an amazing honor, especially for director Benjamin Ree, whose documentary 'Magnus' follows the best chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen.

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"I'm really proud to have been selected by Tribeca," Ree told

"It is a really special for me to be here because [documentary] filmmakers don't get that attention normally." had a chance to sit down with Ree, who shared what it's like to have a feature premiere at Tribeca and the complexities of his main subject, Magnus. Watch the video above to see more of the interview!

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