Brooklyn Castle Movie

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Brooklyn Castle is about I.S. 318, an inner-city public school that's home to the most winning junior high chess team in the country. Now a series of deep public school budget cuts threaten to undermine its hard-won success.

Who's Involved:

Katie Dellamagiore

Release Date:

Friday, October 19, 2012 Limited

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Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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. I ronically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. Brooklyn Castle shows how these kids’ dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world’s most difficult game, what can’t they do?

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Katie Dellamagiore

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Key Facts

  1. 2012 SXSW Audience Award Winner

Filming Timeline

  1. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

Brooklyn Castle Release Date: When was the film released?

Brooklyn Castle was a Limited release in 2012 on Friday, October 19, 2012. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Paranormal Activity 4, Alex Cross and Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes.

As a Limited release, Brooklyn Castle will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

Brooklyn Castle DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Brooklyn Castle was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 .

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