19 July 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Producers Distribution Agency has signed on to release the SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Brooklyn Castle. Pda is the releasing arm hatched by Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Bart Walker that selectively takes on art house fare. Brooklyn Castle marks its fourth release, after the successful docus Senna and Exit Through The Gift Shop and the Emilio Estevez-directed drama The Way. Brooklyn Castle will be released October 19, and once again, Abramorama’s Richard Abramowitz and Bond Strategy’s Marc Schiller will guide the marketing and distribution of the Katie Dallamaggiore-directed film. Her film tells the inspiring story of chess dominance at Brooklyn’s I.S. 318, an intermediate school where 65% of the students live below the federal poverty line. The school has become a chess powerhouse, the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation and the focus here is on the students and their challenges and goals, »


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