Brooklyn Castle Chess Movie: Must-Watch Twice; Free Tickets for Teachers!
Have you watched chess documentary Brooklyn Castle yet? You have missed something special if you haven't! There's still time to catch this fantastic chess movie in a theater near you. Brooklyn Castle opened in NYC theaters on October 19 and is currently playing in select cities across the United States. The press and reviews for the film have been amazing.
Brooklyn Castle has got great reviews in the NY Times, LA Times and other places. Click on the photo to watch an interview on the Daily Show!
Teachers also get to see the documentary for FREE: Pick up the free tickets at this link.
Brooklyn Castle is the remarkable and improbable true story of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn. The school, where 65% of students live below the federal poverty level, has the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation. The heart of the film is the engaging young students who populate the team: Rochelle, who has the goal of becoming the first female African-American chess master; Pobo, the team's charismatic leader; Justus, an entering student who must manage the high expectations that come with achieving master status at an early age; Alexis, who feels the pressure of his immigrant parents' desire for him to realize the American dream; Patrick, who uses chess to help overcome his ADHD; and James, the young rapping maestro and budding chess talent; among several others.
Directed By: Katie Dellamaggiore
In Theaters: Oct 19, 2012 Limited
Read all previous Chess Blog posts on Brooklyn Castle here.
We would say, Brooklyn Castle is a chess movie to be watched twice over - once for the love of chess and once again for the love of children who play chess!
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