Brooklyn Castle - Educational Version

Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team...welcome to I.S. 318! This irresistibly uplifting doc tells the stories of five members of the chess team at an inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film fol- lows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victo- ries. These are kids that you will not soon forget.

2012 / USA / Colour / English / 1.85 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 2.0 / 102 minutes

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore

“A wonderful look at an astonishingly successful public- school chess program. A can’t-miss film!” – Los Angeles Times

“If you want to see what may well be the most optimistic, inspiring and downright thrilling movie released all year - then absolutely do not miss Brooklyn Castle!” – SALON


  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Included with Educational DVD: School Discussion & Curriculum Guiides; 2 Chess Guides: How To Start A Club and Chess Guide for Teachers and Students; Resource Guide