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8/11/2017
Free Film - Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe is a 2016 Disney film based on an adaptation of the novel The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers, which is a biography of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who rose from a poverty-stricken community to become a world chess champion.

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

Rating: PG (for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material)

Genre: Drama, Kids and Family

Length: 2hrs.

Doors open at 7:00pm; free film begins at 7:30pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited. As always, your donations for the free film & organic popcorn help the library to renew its movie licenses.

Fairfield Public Library

Please send any inquires to the attention of Jan at: circ@fairfield.lib.ia.us