POV | Brooklyn Museum

Join POV at the Brooklyn Museum
for a screening of Brooklyn Castle

Saturday, September 28th at 2 PM

Brooklyn CastleDirected by Katie Dellamaggiore

watch the trailer

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.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the students
featured in the film. Then stick around to play chess!

FREE with museum admission. To reserve tickets, visit

For more information about the screening, visit

Brooklyn Museum • 200 Eastern Parkway
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium • 3rd Floor

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POV has the honor of receiving a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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