New Featurette From Queen Of Katwe #QueenOfKatwe

New Featurette From Queen Of Katwe #QueenOfKatwe

Disney has released a new featurette from Queen Of Katwe featuring new footage from the film and interviews with stars David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o, is now available. I have been hearing amazing things about this film.  I’m going to get an early look at it next month in Los Angeles and have been told, by many of my friends who have already seen it, to take tissues!  The film, which is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda who becomes an international chess champion.  Any of you who know me, know that I am a sucker for movies that are based on a true story.  Queen of Katwe opens in theatres on September 23rd.

New Featurette From Queen Of Katwe #QueenOfKatwe

About Queen of Katwe:

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.

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