POV presents a special screening of this inspiring junior high chess doc followed by a Q&A
Join POV at the Brooklyn Museum for a sneak-preview screening of Brooklyn Castle (Katie Dellamaggiore). Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with the students featured in the film, and a chance to play chess. The event is free with museum admission, but advanced admission purchase is recommended. For more information and to reserve your tickets, visitwww.brooklynmuseum.org/.
About 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. Presented in partnership with the PBS documentary series POV. A Q & A follows the film.
Watch the trailer at www.pbs.org/pov/brooklyncastle/