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Student Body President Pobo and I.S. 318 staff deal with a mid-year budget cut.

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Mr. Pultz talks high school placement tests and Alexis Paredes considers his future.

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Rochelle's class graduates from I.S. 318.

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Chess prodigy Justus Williams learns to deal with the disappointment of losing in style.

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The chess team heads to Minnesota for the Junior High National Chess Championships.

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Chess coach Elizabeth Vicary on the benefits of playing chess.

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Meet the chess champs of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, NY.

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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.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore talks about the making of Brooklyn Castle, a documentary about a unique public school in Brooklyn that is a chess powerhouse.

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In this deleted scene from Brooklyn Castle, Rochelle auditions for the school step team.

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In this extended interview, Principal Rubino describes the importance of extracurriculars in a public school system.

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Take a peek into the championship-winning chess program at I.S. 318 in Brooklyn.

Classroom Clips

Student Body President Pobo and I.S. 318 staff deal with a mid-year budget cut.

Classroom Clips

Rochelle's class graduates from I.S. 318

Classroom Clips

The chess team heads to Minnesota for the Junior High National Chess Championships.

Classroom Clips

Meet the chess champs of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Updated on July 15, 2014

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Film Information

Brooklyn Castle (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 7, 2013

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Katie Dellamaggiore Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2014 Emmy Nominations Press Release

Filmmaker

Katie Dellamaggiore
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Critical Acclaim

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 Salon.com

Funny and moving and full of vivid characters. ... reminds us that the variety of life is infinite”

— Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times

Brooklyn Castle easily checkmates your inner cynic”

— Walter V. AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

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