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Queen of Katwe [DVD] [2016]

Release Date:01/31/2017

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (74 out of 78)

    Special Features

    • Alicia Keys "Back to Life" lyric video
    • Audio commentary-with director Mira Nair.
    • Young Cardamon & Hab "#1 Spice" music video-the Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.


    Queen of Katwe
    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

    Cast & Crew

    • David Oyelowo
      David Oyelowo - Robert Katende
    • Lupita Nyong'o
      Lupita Nyong'o - Nakku Harriet
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      Ntare Mwine - Tendo
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      Akin Omotoso - Rwabushenyi President
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      Maggie Benedict - Chess Federation Secretary

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