We had a great time with all who made it out to the advanced screening of Queen of Katwe!
Learners' Review: This movie really is unique and beautiful. It has everything one loves about a good Disney sports triumph story, while it features Ugandan culture, it highlights the serious world wide issue of poverty and the kinds of hardships faced by those enduring abject poverty, and of course it is so awesome because it is about a young
GIRL who learns and ultimately finds success through chess. And further, we really love it because chess is treated as a tool for youth development and life lessons! Plus, there are some very cool and common checkmating patterns and chess techniques featured in some the games that the audience can see.
From online reviews: “
Queen of Katwe
” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Queen of Katwe opens in theaters this Friday and is highly recommended to all of our chess families!