• Brooklyn Castle (2012)

Brooklyn Castle

Release Date: October 19th, 2012

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2013

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.

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Le Castle Film Works, Rescued Media

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    See it, and I dare you not to care about what happens to these kids, these Yankees of chess. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Katie Dellamaggiore's inspiring documentary covers two years in the history of the school chess team, during which one team member, Rochelle Ballantyn, approaches her dream of becoming the first female African-American grandmaster in U.S history. show more

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