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Update #9

NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS - YOUR TICKET'S ON US!

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If there's one thing we learned from Brooklyn Castle, it's that having a passionate, dedicated teacher can make the world of a difference in a student's life. That's why we're celebrating public school teachers everywhere by giving them FREE TICKETS to see the film starting TODAY. 10/26, and all the way through Thursday, November 1st!

See Brooklyn Castle, in theaters now. PASS IT ON! We're at the Sunshine and the Lincoln Film Center in NYC! 

Details: http://bit.ly/bkcastletix

GET TICKETS! 

PS We open in LA this weekend, so tell your friends! 


Update #8

TO-KNIGHT! Brooklyn Castle is KING in NYC!

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Brooklyn Castle Lovers!

We're opening TODAY in NYC!!!

POBO, JUSTUS, ROCHELLE, PATRICK and the filmmakers will be at the theaters for Q&As! Get all the details about the event on Facebook for details about when and where, then GET YOUR TICKETS!

The reviews are in ... the critics love the kids of I.S. 318 just as much as we do! Salon calls Brooklyn Castle "the most optimistic, inspiring and downright thrilling movie released all year...SEE THIS MOVIE."   ... 

And guess who finds Brooklyn Castle "irresistible?"  Just a little publication we like to call THE NEW YORK TIMES! Read the review here.

Tomorrow is CHESSFEST 2012, a celebration of chess and the opening of Brooklyn Castle! 

Win awesome chess sets, play the kids from I.S. 318, and learn tricks from Grandmasters! We'll be at Sara D Roosevelt Park on Chrystie and Houston in NYC (Click for map!) tomorrow from 12pm to 5pm! SEE YOU THERE!

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz made this video for Brooklyn Castle!  He loves this Brooklyn, he loves this film, and WE LOVE HIM!

PEACE, LOVE & CHESS,

Team Brooklyn Castle
http://www.brooklyncastle.com
http://www.facebook.com/brooklyncastle
http://www.twitter.com/brooklyn_castle

P.S. Here's this video of the kids from IS 318 watching Brooklyn Castle at the theater last night. We'll be making MORE of these screenings possible thanks to YOUR help!

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Update #7

CHESS WE DID! We did it! PLUS - CHESS FEST 2012 THIS SATURDAY!

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BIG thanks to all our backers. We made our goal! Now it's time to get this movie IN theaters - THIS FRIDAY, 10/19

But first...

Come party with us at CHESS FEST 2012!

We'll be there, THIS SATURDAY 10/20 from 10am-6pm at the Sara D Roosevelt Park on Chrystie and Houston in NYC (Click for map!) - we'll have most of the kids from the cast + 2 Chess Grandmasters there, and plenty of other activities to celebrate this movie and to celebrate CHESS!

ALSO, did you catch us on the Kickstarter blog?

We're so grateful to our backers and to everyone who believes in the future of kids. Let's show the world we mean business, and PACK THOSE THEATERS this weekend in NYC!

CHESS LOVE,

Team Brooklyn Castle

http://www.brooklyncastle.com 

http://www.facebook.com/brooklyncastle 

http://www.twitter.com/brooklyn_castle


Update #6

Chess We CAN Make the BEST T-shirts!

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Beloved Brooklyn Castle Backers:

Remember those AWESOME Brooklyn Industries-designed t-shirts we mentioned as donor prizes for our $50+ backers? 

They're done -- and they look pretty AMAZING if we do say so ourselves!

If you live in New York, you can check 'em out and see the film before its official opening by going to the Brooklyn Industries X Brooklyn Castle SCREENING + T-SHIRT LAUNCH this Saturday!

Help your friends look (and FEEL) good, too, by letting them know how they can KICKSTART this special film, in theaters October 19th!

We've got LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO on the campaign to bring Brooklyn Castle to the people!  #ChessWeCan! http://bit.ly/KickstartBKCastle

As ever, 

Team Brooklyn Castle

P.S. Every thing counts. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, share our TRAILER, and help spread that word! #CHESSWECAN


Update #5

WE WON CHEESE!

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Update from Brooklyn Castle's Nelson Dellamaggiore

The team's all here and we're going for the finish line! 

Support chess, after-school programs and the real power of education in America's cities -- SHARE THIS VIDEO, SHARE OUR KICKSTARTER (http://bit.ly/KickstartBKCastle) and see the film on October 19th! 
#ChessWeCan!

http://www.brooklyncastle.com
http://www.fb.com/brooklyncastle
http://www.twitter.com/brooklyn_castle

http://bit.ly/KickstartBKCastle


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