Brooklyn Castle

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore
Total Running Time: 101 minutes
Release Date: 2012
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Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

2012 SXSW Film Festival – Audience Award Winner Documentary Spotlight
2012 Newport Beach Film Festival – Audience Award Winner
2012 Hot Doc Film Festival – Top 10 Audience Favorites
2012 Image Award – Best Outstanding Documentary, Nominated
2012 Philadelphia Film Festival – Audience Award, Honorable Mention, Best Doc

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