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Brooklyn Castle

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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. Ironically, 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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I love this Film --Roger Ebert

Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted --Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Irresistible --Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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  • Actors: Pobo Efekoro, Alexis Paredes, Justus Williams, Rochelle Ballantyne, Patrick Johnston
  • Directors: Katie Dellamaggiore
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00BZW5TH6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,540 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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