For Immediate Release
"BROOKLYN CASTLE" KICKS OFF A WHOLE NEW SEASON OF THE LITTLE THEATRE'S "ONE TAKE: STORIES THROUGH THE LENS" SERIES
(Rochester, New York) December 24, 2012 – The Little Theatre’s “One Take: Stories Through the Lens,” a monthly series that features a unique mix of documentaries followed by group discussions, kicks off a whole new season on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 when series programmer Linda Moroney presents “Brooklyn Castle”. The film shares the story of a chess team from a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that wins more national championships than any other in the country. “Brooklyn Castle” screens Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. followed by a group discussion. Tickets are available at the door and are $10.
Winner of six audience awards, “Brooklyn Castle” is the remarkable and improbable true story of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn - an inner-city school where more than 65% of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level - that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. In fact, if Albert Einstein, who was rated 1800, were to join the team, he'd only rank fifth best. Chess has transformed the school from a "school in need of improvement" to one of New York City's best. But a series of recession-driven pubic school budget cuts now threaten to undermine those hard-won successes. To view the trailer, visit: http://bit.ly/P4RPf9 .
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About the series programmer, Linda Moroney:
The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks.
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