Brooklyn Castle

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Brooklyn public school I.S. 318, serving mostly minority students from working-class families, has won more than 30 national chess championships, the country’s best record. Brooklyn Castle is the exhilarating story of five of the school’s aspiring young players and how chess became the school’s unlikely inspiration for academic success.

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  • Katie Dellamaggiore, Filmmaker of Brooklyn Castle
  • Elizabeth Vicary, Coach and Chess Teacher featured in Brooklyn Castle
  • Justus, Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle
  • Alex, Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle
  • Rochelle, Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle
  • Patrick, Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle
  • Robert McLellan, Executive Producer of Brooklyn Castle and Director of Marketing at US Chess Federation
  • Ursula Helminski, Vice President of External Affairs at the Afterschool Alliance

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Video Description

Brooklyn Castle

This public-school powerhouse in junior high chess competitions has won more than 30 national championships, the most of any school in the country. Its squad boasts so many strong players that the late Albert Einstein, would rank fourth if he were on the team. Most astoundingly, I.S. 318 is a Brooklyn school that serves mostly minority students from families living below the poverty line.

Duration: 82min 22sec

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Panelists

  • Justus

    Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Patrick

    Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Alex

    Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Elizabeth Vicary

    Teacher featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Pobo

    Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Robert McLellan

    Executive Producer of Brooklyn Castle and Director of Marketing at US Chess Federation

  • Rochelle

    Student and chess player featured in Brooklyn Castle

  • Ursula Helminski

    Vice President of External Affairs at the Afterschool Alliance

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