Queen of Katwe (2016)
September 23, 2016 (Limited)
Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material
“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay...
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A beautifully made and wonderfully acted drama that will make you feel good from beginning to checkmate, Queen of Katwe
is a true-life story of slums and chess that, while uplifting in the way Disney movies tend to be, feels more real and earnest than most similar “sports” dramas the studio has put out in recent years.
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