Chess Doc. Brooklyn Castle rushing to a theater near you!
Sep 20, 2012, 10:37 AM 1
The award-winning chess documentary "Brooklyn Castle” has just posted it's new theatrical trailer. We encourage the chess community to check it out.
Brooklyn Castle follows the successes and challenges of IS 318 in Brooklyn, NY, the most successful middle school chess team in the nation. While working to excel at the chess board, the students and teachers face another major hurdle as cutbacks to after school programs threaten the very existence of their program.
Since the film was completed, students of IS 318 won the National High School Chess Championships last April. This win marks the first time eighth graders have ever achieved this success. The team was featured on the front page of the New York Times as well as the Wall Street Journal and other outlets. But, along with the success story, the funding story continues as well as even more budget cuts threaten their program and programs like it all across the nation.
Honored as the Audience Award Winner at the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival as well as winning the Best New Director award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn Castle opens in New York on Oct. 19, Los Angeles on Oct. 26 and then rolls out across the country.