Film and disucssion: Brooklyn Castle

Posted by on October 08, 2012

The City’s Project Team Building an OST System of Systems is pleased to invite you to the Philadelphia Premiere of Brooklyn Castle, a compelling documentary about the power of chess and the importance of after school education. Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school’s champion chess team.  Watch the Brooklyn Castle trailer »»

Let the games begin! The evening’s events kick off with friendly games of chess played by local school students throughout the lobby of the Prince Music Theater. Immediately after the screening of Brooklyn Castle join us for the Lights On Afterschool Panel Discussion. Moderated by ASAP Executive Director Justin Ennis, a panel including Brooklyn Castle Director/Producer Katie Dellamaggiore, Chess Teacher Greg Shahade, and Director of Policy and Evaluation for the Office for Health and Opportunity Tom Sheaffer will discuss the impacts of after school.

Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
5:00 p.m. – Chess
5:30 p.m. – Film
7:30 p.m. – Discussion

To reserve a complimentary ticket, RSVP to Mary Scalia:
RSVP by October 10

THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED AS PART OF: the Philadelphia Film Festival

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