Film Series: Inner City Chess Documentary ‘Brooklyn Castle’ March 8-10

| March 7, 2013

The Webster University Film Series presents Brooklyn Castle, Friday – Sunday, March 8 – 10, with all showings at 7:30 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium.

(Katie Dellamaggiore, 2011, USA, 102 min)

Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle

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?


Admission is $6 for the general public; $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni;$4 for Webster faculty and staff; and free to Webster students with valid ID.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.


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