Brooklyn Castle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Alexis Paredes, I.S. 318 graduate and top-rated high school chess player, and John Galvin, the Assistant Principal at I.S. 318 and chess coordinator there, talk about the documentary “Brooklyn Castle,” which they’re both featured in. The film tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a low-income inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. “Brooklyn Castle” is playing at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and Sunshine Landmark Cinemas.


John Galvin and Elizabeth Spiegel

Comments [5] from IS 318

You can go to to make a donation or send a check to I.S. 318 Chess Club at 101 Walton St Brooklyn NY 11206

Oct. 25 2012 05:39 PM
Eliot Weiss from Edward R. Murrow High School

We can learn a lot from IS 318. IS 318 deserves all the funding they need. What they have done in chess, and in general for their students' education, is beyond calculation. You can not put a price on the positive influence teachers have on their students. Looking back, these students will realize, if they do not already, the advantages they will have in life because of John Galvin, Elizabeth Speigel and chess. Bravo!

Oct. 25 2012 03:23 PM

How do you donate to the chess team?

Oct. 25 2012 01:20 PM
Ellie from Queens

Saw Brooklyn Castle on Saturday and LOVED it!
Bravo and thanks for interviewing Mr. Galvin and Alexis today!

Oct. 25 2012 01:18 PM

Great Segment! Thanks!

Oct. 25 2012 01:17 PM

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