Brooklyn Castle Movie Screening at Stonington Opera House

04.20.13 On Wednesday evening April 17th the Stonington Opera House hosted a screening of the chess film Brooklyn Castle. The film tells the stories of five members of the chess team at the below-the-poverty-line inner New York City junior high school I.S. 318 that has won more national championships than any other in the country. Following the screening the Executive Director of the Opera House, Linda Nelson, facilitated a "talk back" in which a four-person panel discussed the film and the state of chess in Maine with the audience.

The view of picturesque Stonington Harbor from in front of the Stonington Opera House.

If they can master the world's most difficult game, what can't they do?

The Stonington Opera House with the American flag at half staff to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Originally constructed in 1893 by Charles B. Russ as a dance hall, the Stonington Opera House was been a center for the arts and the community ever since.

After the screening, members of the audience, many of them scholastic chess players, engaged in an interesting discussion with panel members including...

...(from left): Stonington Opera House Executive Director Linda Nelson, Independent Filmmaker Veronica Young, Maine Chess Association President Andy Bryan, web editor Dan DeLuca and Dee Isle-Stonington chess player SooZin Cha.

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