“Chess Champs” film in Deer Isle

DEER ISLE — Dick Powell, the coach who led Deer Isle-Stonington school chess players to a record number of Maine state triumphs, is featured in the documentary “Chess Champs: An Island’s Pride.”

The film will premiere at the Reach Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The theater is located in the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School building at 249 N. Deer Isle Road (Route 15) in Deer Isle.

Admission is free and everyone is invited. This 90-minute documentary by local filmmaker Veronica Young follows the 2012-2013 season of the most successful scholastic chess program in Maine state history.

For more information, contact Young at [email protected].

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