USCF Home Press Alexey Root leads Brooklyn Castle Q+A in Plano, Texas
|Alexey Root leads Brooklyn Castle Q+A in Plano, Texas|
|December 7, 2012|
The new award-winning documentary "Brooklyn Castle” is coming to the big screen in Plano.
Brooklyn Castle follows the successes and challenges of IS 318 in Brooklyn, NY, the most successful middle school chess team in the nation. While working to excel at the chess board, the students and teachers face another major hurdle as cutbacks to after school programs threaten the very existence of their program. It's an inspiring story of what it takes to be a champion, on the chess board, and in life.
The film has received major press support from such diverse outlets as the New York Times, NBC's Today Show, Sports Illustrated and Teen Vogue. It's great news for competitive chess and we hope you will support it when it opens in your area. And tell your friends, family, teachers, co-workers, they'll love it. Bring a group.
As one reviewer put it:
"... it honestly makes no difference if you don’t even know the rules of chess and have never visited New York; this is a story about human potential and the lingering possibilities of the American dream."
Brooklyn Castle begins playing on Friday, December 7 at the
Cinemark West Plano
3800 Dallas Parkway, Plano TX 75093
Visit this page to buy your tickets in advance.
On Sat. Dec. 8 after the 7:15 screening there will be a short Q&A on chess in education with Dr. Alexey Root, whose new book "Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5–14" includes an appendix about Brooklyn Castle!