Walt Disney Studios presented a VIP screening of Queen Katwe in Atlanta prior to it’s schedule release date of September 30th. Queen of Katwe stars Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and it is based on the beautiful true story of African Chess phenom Phiona Mutesi. This red carpet event brought out several media outlets and local celebrities including Porsha Ferguson (Have and Have Nots) and WNBA star/Olympian Angel McCoughtry.
“Queen of Katwe” is the inspiring true story of, Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of the support she receives from her family and community, she is instilled with confidence and determination to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”), the film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga as Phiona.
Check out the trailer for Disney’s “Queen of Katwe,”
This is a must see film. It was filmed in Africa and the cinematography was as spectacular as David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyongo’s performances. The young actors were very skilled at their craft and were able to make us fall in love with the spirit of this story. It is a story of survival, faith and perseverance. Without giving too much away I can tell you that this story was a heart wrenching tearjerker. I also found myself cheering and laughing as I witnessed this beautiful tale unfold.
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I had a great time screening this film!
Disney’s Queen of Katwe hits theaters nationwide on September the 30th. Go check it out. For more information
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