Since he was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills and for once in his life, finds himself in the spotlight, as he tries to help his team make it to the Texas state finals. As their coach, Mr. Alvarado, teaches his students the meaning of perseverance and team effort in the face of adversity, Jose discovers his own strengths and uses them to bring his broken family together.
Did You Know?
The Brownsville school team really does two things shown often in the film - They do play with large chess pieces in the courtyard, and one person does dress up as a Knight. See more
Made for You
Written by Adam McInnis
Vicki Holmes, Dominique Garcia"
Performed by 'Dominique Garcia'
Courtesy of EvenBreak Studios See more