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SXSW Preview: Clip From 'Brooklyn Castle' Documentary (Exclusive Video)

Director Katie Dellamaggiore's look at an inner-city junior high school chess team will have its world premiere March 11.

Brooklyn Castle, from director Katie Dellamaggiore, will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival Sunday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at the Alamo Ritz 1.

The Documentary Spotlight film tracks an inner-city junior high school's champion chess team as it struggles through budget cuts and the recession. 

THR here hosts an exclusive clip from the film and the new poster. Immediately following the premiere Sunday, the filmmakers are celebrating with "Chess in the Square: The Brooklyn Castle Premiere Party & Chess Event."

The film's Justus WIlliams, who at age 12 became the youngest African-American chess master last year, will play ten simultaneous games of chess against up to 15 players at once as part of a public exhibition. Pobo Efekoro, who is featured in the above clip, will also be there.