'Brooklyn Castle' Film Screening: Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival
Date: Thu. July 25, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
9525 S. Halsted Street
About this event:
In partnership with the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Tribune Foundation, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents selections from the Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.
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.
(2012, Katie Dellamaggiore, DVD projection, 101 min.)
For the past 18 years, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented the Black Harvest Film Festival. It is the Midwest’s largest and longest–running festival dedicated to telling stories of the black experience.
This program is free and open to the public.