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‘Critical Thinking’ - Chess is the great equaliser in this true story out of Miami, 1988. Five Latino and Black teenagers, inspired by their legendary teacher, compete nationally.

Release date: Fri 26 Feb 2021
Running time:111 (1h51')
Age restriction:13 D L P V
Scheduled at:Ballito Junction, Boardwalk, Canal Walk, Clearwater Mall, Emperors Palace, Galleria, Hyde Park, Loch Logan, Menlyn Park, Mountain Mill, The Glen, The Pavilion, Westgate, Woodlands

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Chess is the great equaliser.

Miami, 1988. Five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

Genre: Drama
Cast: John Leguizamo, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Angel Bismark Curiel, Will Hochman, Corwin C. Tuggles, Jeffry Batista, Ramses Jimenez, Zora Casebere
Directed by: John Leguizamo
Screenplay: Dito Montiel
Music: Chris Hajian
Produced by: Jason Mandl, Scott M. Rosenfelt
Language: English, Spanish
Country / Year: USA,  2020

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Miami, 1998. Poverty, broken families, and a prejudiced system push underprivileged youth to the fringes of society. But, for a magnetic group of teens, there's a reprieve. A game where itʼs not about where you come from, but how you play. That equaliser is chess. “Mr. T” Martinez, a chess militant and passionate coach, leads them to a completely foreign field of battle.