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Queen of Katwe (2016 USA) 124 mins, cert. PG
Thursday 8 December 2016
Screenings at 11.00am and 7.30pm
Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o
This vibrant rags-to-riches tale from Disney tells the true story of 10-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi.
Living in Katwe, a Kampala slum, Phiona (Nalwanga) and her mother barely manage to keep their heads above water. However, missionary worker Robert Katende (Oyelowo) opens the door to hope of a better future by introducing her to the game of chess.
Phiona is captivated, soon becoming a top player and glimpsing a life beyond poverty.
Queen of Katwe boasts a talented cast and offers a rich, nuanced portrait of Ugandan culture.
This Guardian Review includes a link to a trailer
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