2012 • PG • Documentary
An inspiring documentary about champion chess students.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This intimate documentary about how chess transformed a poverty-stricken junior high school will checkmate even the staunchest cynic.
Brooklyn IS 318 doesn’t have funding, but it has the dedicated educators and a supportive community to give these kids a fighting chance. This uplifting documentary from Katie Dellamaggiore follows five students of IS 318’s chess club as their dominance moves from the chessboard to life.
DIRECTOR: Katie Dellamaggiore
CAST: Pobo Efekoro, Rochelle Ballantyne, John Galvin