Monday, December 2, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (PST)
San Rafael, CA
A series of free matinee screenings
with post-film discussions
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series
A film by
Monday, December 2nd
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Please note: this film is 90 minutes long
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Ironically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. BROOKLYN CASTLE shows how these kids’ dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world’s most difficult game, what can’t they do?
Katie Dellamaggiore is a producer and director whose work has appeared on MTV, A&E, HBO/Cinemax and VH1. She has held various production and outreach roles on award-winning documentaries including 39 Pounds of Love, To Die in Jerusalem, 51 Birch Street, After the Storm, and American Teen. Katie directed, produced and shot “UR Life Online” for A&E Classroom, which explored sexual solicitation and cyber bullying and received an Emmy nomination for Single Camera Editing. In 2010, she and her husband, Nelson, co-founded television and film production company Rescued Media. Brooklyn Castle, Katie’s feature directorial debut, is one of the best-reviewed films of 2012 by Rotten Tomatoes and is an NAACP Image Awards nominee. Brooklyn Castle will be broadcast on PBS’s POV series and was selected by the US State Department to be part of The American Film Showcase, which brings award-winning American documentaries to audiences around the world.
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