Brooklyn Castle

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    "Brooklyn Castle"


Brooklyn Castle


Sunday Apr 14 01:00 PM
Sunday Apr 14 04:00 PM
Sunday Apr 14 07:30 PM
Tuesday Apr 16 01:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 16 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Katie Dellamaggiore, USA, 2012, 101mins.

Brooklyn Castle tells the improbable, inspiring story of I.S. 318—a high school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, attended by kids with hard-knock lives. The school also has the highest-ranked junior chess team in the nation. At the film’s heart are the engaging students on the chess 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, a young rapping maestro and budding chess talent. A New York Times Critics’ Pick. Official Selection: HotDocs, SXSW Film Festival

 Read the New York Times review.

View the trailer.

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