Brooklyn Castle (2012)


Brooklyn Castle is a documentary film about Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, an inner-city public school where an after-school chess program has built the most winning junior high school chess team in the country and the first middle school team to win the United States Chess Federation's national high school championship. The film follows five of the school's chess team members for one year, and documents their challenges and triumphs both on and off the chessboard. Remake rights have been acquired by Sony and Scott Rudin. Rudin's other works include co-producing the acclaimed film Searching for Bobby Fischer. Brooklyn Castle was in limited released during film festivals starting on March 11, 2012; the film will be re-released to U.S. theaters on October 19, 2012.