Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team! Welcome to I.S. 318. This irresistibly uplifting doc tells the stories of five members of the chess team at an 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. These are kids that you will not soon forget. A FilmBuff Presentation.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
155 Ratings
155 Ratings

96% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.5/10
  • Fresh 50
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: Brooklyn Castle is a warm, engaging, and even uplifting documentary about chess-playing whiz kids.

8+ COMMON SENSE

Kids discover life on and off chess board in moving docu.

Information

Studio
FilmBuff
Genre
Documentary
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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