The advance screening takes place on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at Cineplex Marine Gateway at 452 SW Marine Drive in Vancouver, BC at 7 pm.
Plot Synopsis: For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and with the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling
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Contest ends Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 11:59 pm
The pass will be emailed to the winner on Wednesday morning.
NOTE: Contest is open to all (but you must be in Vancouver on Wednesday for the screening, obviously!)
For more information: www.queenofkatwe.com/