Hi! I'm Jackie Paré, filmmaker, journalist, and bridge fanatic. Clearly, making this film was in the cards for me. Bridge is a GREAT story—a microcosm really—with daily dramas unfolding at the table that everyone can relate to. There's the nail biting, the self-flagellation, and the sheer joy of victory. There's even crime and punishment! ACES & KNAVES zooms in on some of the champions and great characters in the game—including Bill Gates—and follows the emotional story of whistleblowers and code breakers who worked thousands of hours to expose world-class cheaters.

Take a look at our trailer and we predict you'll want to look further...perhaps even venture to the bridge table! 

"A gem! Humorous, frank and personal…a story that even non-bridge players will find entertaining and completely accessible."      —ACBL Bridge Bulletin

"No doubt the best documentary on bridge ever made. I hope to see it again on

HBO or PBS."      —Michael Becker, Hall of Fame; Boca Raton, FL

“The emotional aspect of the game, moving on after defeat...that is so true

in all of life.”       —Bonnie Brewer; Memphis, TN

"Currently the hottest ticket around!"   Mark Horton; A New Bridge Magazine



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WASHINGTON PREMIERE: The Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at 11 am. 

TEXAS PREMIERE: Lone Star Regional! Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at 7 pm at the Houston Marriott Westchase

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Mizner Park Cultural Center, Boca Raton. Sunday, December 29th, 2019 at 7 pm. Guest champions: Gavin Wolpert and Michael Becker! HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you Boca!


CANADIAN PREMIERE: The Screening Room in Kingston Ontario. October 6th and October 24th. FULL HOUSE both times!

LONDON PREMIERE: October 24th, Acol Bridge Club, at 5:30 pm. Followed by dinner and bridge! Guest champion: Zia Mahmood!  acolbridgeclub.com. PACKED HOUSE!

NEW YORK PREMIERE: Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY; Sunday, Sept. 15TH, AT 7 pm. SOLD OUT!

Sunday, June 2nd, at 7 pm SOLD OUT!

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If I sat with you for ten minutes at a bridge table, I could see how you think—whether you’re brave, you’re strong, you’re fearless; whether you’re honest, whether you’re charming. It reveals everything.

Zia Mahmood

Bridge Legend

I love the adrenaline rushes that I get. My head starts spinning and I feel my heart start beating, and I get this tickle on the back of my thighs.

Christina Lund Madsen

European Bridge Champion