“All In — The Poker Movie,” a documentary focusing on why one of America’s oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years and why, for so many, poker is the way to chase the American Dream, will be screened one night only Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 Main St.

“All In” is the story of the worldwide poker boom that started in the underground clubs of New York City and went on to be played at homes and casinos all around the globe. The film also explains how poker has become the target of politicians and the battleground for personal freedom and the fight for adults to choose how they spend their time and money.

Featured interviewees include actor Matt Damon, star of poker-centric movie “Rounders”; Peabody Award-winning sports journalist Frank Deford; Ira Glass, host of National Public Radio’s “This American Life”; Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Grammy Award-winning entertainer Kenny Rogers; and sports writer and historian Bert Sugar. There also are dozens of poker player and industry leader interviews. For more information about the movie, which will be released on DVD later this month, visit allinthepokermovie.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@villagesoup.com.