Queen of Katwe (2016 USA) 124 mins, cert. PG

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


Or here is the Trailer on its own:


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 8th December 2016


Shows start at 11.00AM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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