Jeffry Batista On New Chess Film ‘Critical Thinking’ Directed by John Leguizamo – Blackfilm


Critical Thinking is based on a true story from 1998 five LatinX and Black teenagers from Miami Jackson Senior High School in one of the toughest underserved neighborhoods in Miami, fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

The film is John Leguizamos feature directorial debut and was written by Dito Montiel. It was produced by Scott Rosenfelt and Jason Mandl, as well as executive produced by Harvey R. Chaplin, Carla Berkowitz and Emilio Estefan Jr. Distributed by Vertical Entertainment.

John Leguizamostars in it alongsideRachel Bay Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Corwin C. Tuggles (as Sedrick Roundtree), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (as Ito Paniagua), Angel Bismark Curiel (as Rodelay Medina), Will Hochmanand (as Gil Luna), and Jeffry Batista (as Marcel Martinez).

The film released on VOD/Digital September 4, 2020.

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