Wednesday, October 10, 2012

HHCF Hosting EXCLUSIVE Bay Area Screenings for Brooklyn Castle

CONTACT: Meek Gaborski

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Teams with The Jacka and Big Rich for Exclusive Bay Area Screenings of Brooklyn Castle Documentary
Oct. 11th 2012, San Francisco, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce it will be hosting special FREE screenings of the award winning documentary  Brooklyn Castle. 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.

HHCF will be hosting Brooklyn Castle screenings in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. After each screening a panel discussion hosted by Adisa Banjoko will take place about the evolution of chess, technology, art and education in America.Special guests at the San Francisco screening will be rappers The Jacka and Big Rich.

Hip-Hop Chess Federation founder Adisa Banjoko stated “America is witnessing the beginnings of  a cultural resurrection in chess. It is coming from the poor areas, where Hip-Hop thrives. Brooklyn Castle illustrates beautifully how this ancient game can move our emotions as well as our intellect. The HHCF is honored to be screening Brooklyn Castle and grateful to The Jacka and the other artists, martial artists and educators participating with us at these screenings.”

* Oct. 19th 8 PM Heroes Martial Arts 455 South First St. San Jose, CA . Panelists: Alan “Gumby Marques (Owner Heroes Martial Arts) Bboy A-Game (Style Elements/Hybrid Crew), Demone Carter (Future Arts Now) Kenny May (San Jose Universal Zulu Nation).

*Oct. 22nd  4 PM at Youth Uprising 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. Special Guests include DLabrie and Shamako Noble (Hip-Hop Congress) other special guests TBA.

* Oct. 24th 3:30 PM John O’Connell High School in San Francisco (private screening by invite only). Panel discussion featuring rapper The Jacka, Big Rich (rapper/founder of Project Level), Graffiti muralist Carlos Rodriguez and Educator Arash Daneshzadeh.

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