Montclair Film

Brooklyn Castle

This event is SOLD-OUT.  There may be a limited number of tickets released to the rush-line the day of the screening, 15 minutes before showtime.

Co-presented with Barista KidsThe Audience Award winner at SXSW, Brooklyn Castle looks at how chess transformed an inner city school where a majority of students’ families live below the poverty level. The school I.S. 318 has the most winning junior high school chess team in the nation. But a series of recession-driven public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine those hard-won successes. The film follows several of the school’s players and makes us acutely aware of why schools deserve greater resources.