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Movie: QUEEN OF KATWE

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QUEEN OF KATWE
Saturday, March 11th, 1:30 PM
Doors Open @ 12:30 PM

Carnegie Library – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Q&A with Regina Holley

Suggested Donation: $5

 

Official Trailer:

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QUEEN OF KATWE

Director: Mira Nair

 Genre Full Length Feature       Year: 2016 

Country: Uganda Length: 124 Minutes

 Synopsis (Courtesy of Swank.com)

 QUEEN OF KATWE, based on the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende.

 

QUEEN OF KATWE stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Mutesi’s mother along with David Oyelowo as Robert Katende and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. as Phiona Mutesi. Queen of Katwe was directed by Academy Award winner Mira Nair.