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BROOKLYN CASTLE - Indie Documentary Series

Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Wells, MN

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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?

Through the inspirational stories of its characters, BROOKLYN CASTLE illustrates that the extra in extracurricular activities are not extra”—they are essential to the teaching of what Principal Rubino calls “the whole child.” As Patrick’s story vividly demonstrates, programs like the chess team can be an indispensible way to open the door for all kinds of learning. For Justus, Patrick, Rochelle, Pobo and Alexis, chess is more than a game: it is a realm where they can transcend their reality and become kings and queens themselves. BROOKLYN CASTLE celebrates the hard work and determination that fires these young people’s pursuit of their dreams.

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WPH
335 Main Street
Wells, MN 56097

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is the newest community cultural venue on the Outer Cape.  Celebrating arts, culture and community year-round.

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