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Since Jose (Rico Rodriguez) was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita (Ivonne Coll) 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 (Efren Ramirez), 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.

Los Angeles:  Jan. 21 at the Egyptian Theater. Full details at the Latin Media Visions website.

Earlier Event: January 21
Define American Film Festival
Later Event: January 23
The Other Barrio