Queen of Katwe – A movie of courage

QueenKatweThe Queen of Katwe is a biographical drama film produced by Walt Disney about the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess player who participated in the 39th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, and in the 41st World Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. In the film, Lupita AmondiNyong’o plays Phiona whose story is much more than just chess.

The Queen of Katwe movie is scheduled for release in the United States on September 23, 2016, but some of the 117th U.S. Open attendees will get a chance to view a special complimentary advance screening of the movie next Saturday, August 6th, at a theater near the venue of the U.S. Open, the Indianapolis Marriott East. Transportation from the hotel to the movie theater, starting at 6:30 p.m., is being arranged for US Chess delegates, committee members and players, and the movie is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Those who would like to see the screening should RSVP by emailing Cheryle Bruce, cbruce@uschess.org.

Before you see the movie – read the book!