IMAGINE A SCHOOL WHERE THE
COOL KIDS ARE THE CHESS TEAM…
WELCOME TO I.S. 318
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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.
Winner of the Audience Award – South by Southwest (SXSW) Film 2012 Documentary Spotlight
Winner of the Audience Award – Newport Beach Film Festival 2012
Top 10 Audience Favourites – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2012
Best New Director Award – Brooklyn Film Festival 2012
98% on Rotten Tomatoes!!
“We meet five of the team’s members and several of their teachers; by its end, you’ll be rooting for them all.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
“Katie Dellamaggiore’s lively and affecting documentary introduces us to a cast of characters that’s very winning (in both senses of the word).” – Mark Feeney, Boston Globe”
An irresistibly uplifting doc.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
“BROOKLYN CASTLE is a compelling, engaging and inspiring Documentary, featuring Junior High kids that you can relate to. Even if you don’t know the game of Chess all too well, it won’t stop you from enjoying this pleasant film.” –Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
“Brooklyn Castle easily checkmates your inner cynic.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
“Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted.” – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
- MOVIES: ‘Brooklyn Castle’ has all the right moves to make you care (kitsapsun.com)
- Chess tournament linked to showing of acclaimed documentary film (justapawninthisworld.wordpress.com)
- Student champ: How chess changed my life (washingtonpost.com)
- Boy Fights ADD With Game of Chess (abcnews.go.com)
- Hilary Levey Friedman: Cheering for a Mate in Two: A Review of Brooklyn Castle (huffingtonpost.com)