PBS has officially set Monday, October 7 at 10pm, for the broadcast TV premiere of the 2012 acclaimed SXSW documentary Brooklyn Castle.
I was there for its SXSW premiere; I saw it; I loved it. You can find my review of the film here.
But before that scripted remake happens, see the original documentary on PBS, assuming you haven't already. It enjoyed a limited theatrical release, and Netflix carries in. So you have options.
Brooklyn Castle (directed by Katie Dallamaggiore) is a documentary about I.S. 318, an inner-city public school that's home to the most-winning junior high school chess team in the country. But a series of deep public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine its hard-won success.
Directed by Katie Dellamaggiore, Brooklyn Castle has its national broadcast premiere on October 7, 2013 at 10 pm (check local listings) on the award-winning PBS documentary series POV (Point of View). The film will also stream on POV’s website, www.pbs.org/brooklyncastle, from October 8- November 6, 2013.
The film is part of the new PBS INDIES SHOWCASE, a four-week series of independent documentaries airing on Monday nights from Sept. 30-Oct. 21.
Via press release from PBS, meet the 5 students the film follows:
Brooklyn Castle is a production of Rescued Media in association with Indelible Marks and Chicken and Egg Pictures. The film is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a national public media initiative made possible by CPB to identify and implement solutions to the dropout crisis and help parents and teachers keep students on the path to a successful future.
Watch PBS' preview of the film below: