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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

DVD - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Disney,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 21, 2021

This is a really beautifully made, enjoyable movie. Based on a true story, it is about a young girl from Uganda who becomes involved in the world of competitive chess. The performances are really good, featuring Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga as chess prodigy Phiona. This is a film that can be enjoyed by all ages. It's a Disney film, but it's not a children's film although some children might enjoy it. Really, it was just a good, inspirational story. This film is a traditional "triumph of the underdog story", but it still felt really authentic and fresh. Highly recommended.

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desertflower8
Feb 27, 2020

One of the nicest and most entertaining films I have watched in a long time.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 07, 2018

The movie I choose to review is called “Queen of Katwe”. I think this movie is an emotional journey on why people around the world should always appreciate what they have because once you will see this movie you will know how important it is to never take things for granted because there is someone in the world who is going through something a lot harder to deal with. When I first saw this movie I was inspired to see the world through someone else’s eyes. This book can be for anyone that enjoys a journey to success and that the poorest people can make a difference. I think this movie is appropriate for all ages and it will not be a movie you will forget. I would recommend it to a lot of people. This has to be one of my favorite movies and I hope it will soon be one of your favorites. This movie has changed my life in so many ways to show people not to give up. I encourage you to watch this movie and I promise you, you will not be disappointed. This movie is full of suspense, drama, mystery and most of all inspiration for everyone. I’m not going to spoil any of the movie but I really hope you see it in the future.
- @Lori of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Nooksack20
Apr 03, 2018

Interesting, compelling story which might be a good motivational tool for young people. Very slow in some sections, however that's why we have the fast forward button.

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Lucik32
Dec 31, 2017

A must-watch incredible life story of Phiona Mutesi, who just started attending Northwest University in Kirkland, WA this year! Welcome to our state/city, Phiona! A beautiful movie!! Loved it.

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duane767
Dec 30, 2017

A family friendly, enjoyable, albeit at times heartbreaking, movie. Based on a true story.

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Mark_Dublin17
Nov 14, 2017

Leisurely paced film about chess and life in Uganda.

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llane
Sep 22, 2017

Amazingly enjoyable movie about belief in oneself

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garycornell
Sep 10, 2017

Just an amazing movie!

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Matinee
Aug 01, 2017

If you are familiar with the basic formula for an inspiring film, you probably won't be too surprised by this movie. The formula is done very well here, though, and Queen of Katwe is worth seeing at least once. I'm sure I would have liked it more if I understood and played chess.

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justsayit
Nov 01, 2017

An amazing story of persistence, hope, believing in oneself, and the value of a mentor.

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Lucik32
Dec 31, 2017

"Have you heard of chess?" "Me I know. You kiss a person and try to catch them." :)

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