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Brooklyn Castle

Rated PG for some language.

PG In Theaters 10/19/2012 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore documents a year in the lives of five young chess prodigies from Intermediate School 318, a Title 1 school in Brooklyn that is home to some of the nation's most-promising young strategists. Meanwhile, the chess team that has won 26 national titles faces serious setbacks in the form of a financial crisis that threatens the very future of their school.
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 99min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/19/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 06/04/2013
  • Status: In Theaters
  • Distributor(s): Producers Distribution Agency
  • Director(s): Celina Murga, Katie Dellamaggiore
  • Starring: Patrick Johnston
  • Themes: Underdogs,Contests, Pageants and Competitions
  • Tone: Affectionate,Earnest
  • Keywords: chess, financial-crisis, prodigy, strategy
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-19-2012)
  • Language: English


Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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