Do you or your kids like playing chess? If you do, I have a fun giveaway today. Thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away three copies of Endgame on my dad blog. The movie is about a boy (played by Rico Rodriguez of Modern Family). The movie is fiction, but it’s based on the true story of how an impoverished high school in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, started a chess team and went on to become state champions. Endgame is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
The inspirational feature film Endgame stars Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Ivonne Coll (Jane The Virgin), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and Justina Machado (The Purge: Anarchy), and will have bonus features including Spanish-language subtitles. Endgame is a fictional story based on true events — how an impoverished high school in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, started a chess team and went on to become state champions. The touching family-friendly film also touches on the subjects of immigration, being true to one’s self, and bullying.
Rico Rodriguez plays Jose, who is struggling with living in the shadow of his popular soccer-star brother, who is favored at school as well as by their mother. He finds comfort in playing chess with his abuelita (Ivonne Coll), who has been teaching him to play like his grandfather, a champion in Mexico.
Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his chess skills and, for once in his life, find 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.
Efran Ramirez plays Jose’s coach Mr. Alvarado, a role inspired by J.J. Guajardo, the real-life teacher and chess coach who led Brownsville to win the Texas State Chess Championship, and become recognized as a force to be reckoned with in the world of competitive chess.
Thanks to Shout! Factory, three readers of my dad blog will win an Endgame DVD. The winners will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Saturday, July 16th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Shout! Factory, but they are not the administrators of the contest on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]