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PG| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Chess helps transforms a New York school into one of the city's best, but recession-driven budget cuts threaten to undermine the school's championship chess team.

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Director: Katie Dellamaggiore

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: PDA

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

Release Date: October 19th, 2012|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • You might hope for a bit more depth on the kids Dellamaggiore profiles - perhaps she could have homed in on, say, two of them - but this is really nitpicking. The film is well made and genuinely inspirational. show more

  • A sweet testament to the power of intelligence to win over adversity - even in a Brooklyn middle school where the majority of students live below the poverty level. show more

  • The feel-good documentary is engaging enough to draw a respectable audience at arthouses, but distribs should work for exposure within communities like the ones this school serves. show more

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