Queen of Katwe

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This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

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Release Date
1/31/17 
Studio
Walt Disney
MPAA Rating
PG -- Parental guidance suggested
Length
124
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Video Features
  • Audio commentary-with director Mira Nair.
  • Alicia Keys "Back to Life" lyric video
  • Young Cardamon & Hab "#1 Spice" music video-the Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.
Number of Discs
1

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