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Friday, August 3, 2012

Super Chess Documentary Brooklyn Castle in Theaters this October

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Hi everyone,

The super chess documentary Brooklyn Castle has been picked up by a distributor, so the film will be in theaters around the country starting in mid-October this year.

Brooklyn Castle – The Film is a documentary that follows five chess team members from I.S. 318 for one year, and documents their challenges and triumphs both on and off the chessboard. I.S. 318 has been consistently winning National Championships, positioning itself as one of the strongest chess teams in the country.

The film opened on June 1st in Brooklyn, New York to a sold-out crowd. Tickets were sold out for weeks, which proves that New York continues to be the chess capital of the United States.
The documentary was invited to screen at more than a dozen U.S. and international film festivals. The world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March won the Audience Award in the documentary category there. Since then, it's also earned the Audience Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, and audiences voted it one of their Top 10 favorites (out of nearly 200 films) at Toronto's Hot Docs Film Festival.

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