January 17, 2022


Showing: Wednesday, April 24 – 8:00 PM
Title: Brooklyn Castle
Year: 2012
Country: USA
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brooklyn-castleWebMeet the Filmmaker: Director Katie Dellamaggiore will be present to discuss her film. The big brain-little bodied chess champions of Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn are a remarkable, funny, inspiring and sometimes devastating group. We meet a multi-cultural group of boys and girls and learn how and why they became conquerors. Though these chess-geeks are the heart and soul of the film, at a higher level it looks at politics, pedagogy and their intersection. A mash note to its young subjects and their dedicated teachers. 2012, USA, 101 minutes, documentary

“See it, and I dare you not to care about what happens to these kids, these Yankees of chess.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“As inspirational academic stories go, it doesn’t get much better than this.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor