Brooklyn Castle

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Released: 

2012

Runtime: 

1 h 41 min

Critics Score: 

98

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I.S.318 is an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level, that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard.

Critics Consensus: 

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