December 9, 2013 ALL

Today: PBS POV Film Screening: “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 85-member squad boasts so many strong players that the late Albert Einstein, a dedicated chess maven, 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. “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. (90 minutes)

“Brooklyn Castle” a film by Katie Dellamaggiore
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.
A202/A203, Dolan Center for Science and Technology

See the trailer here:

What critics are saying:
“If you want to see what may well be the most optimistic, inspiring and downright thrilling movie released all year—then absolutely do not miss . . . Brooklyn Castle” (Andrew O’Hehir

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is thrilled to be collaborating with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

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