Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

DVD - 2017
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Based on the 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 :, Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2017].
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
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digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: Based on the 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.

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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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wildct2003
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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BridgettM
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. The movie is rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material.

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uncommonreader
Jul 14, 2017

I am sure that the story on which this film was based was inspiring, but the movie was very sanitized with too many Disney emotional moments.

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Cedowns2
Jul 10, 2017

The gift that keeps on giving. My brother recommended this movie, saying he and wife and kids loved it. Well, I liked subject matter, but was worried about Disney treatment. Man was I blown away! Should have known... director Mira Nair usually doesn't disappoint (Monsoon Wedding, Bend It Like Beckham) and here is no exception. She has a real eye for place...and the colors of the land and its people wherever she is telling the story. Also great acting all around.

CRRL_Adriana Jun 07, 2017

Our whole family watched this and really enjoyed it. Amazing story!

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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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