We're holding a special screening of Queen of Katwe, as a fundraising event for Winds of Hope, at Hoyts Cinema Melbourne Central. When: September 17th 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) Where: Hoyts Melbourne
We’re holding a special screening of Queen of Katwe, as a fundraising event for Winds of Hope, at Hoyts Cinema Melbourne Central.
When: September 17th 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)
Where: Hoyts Melbourne Central
Tickets are only available via our web site, not through Hoyts directly.
Queen of Katwe is a powerful true life tale of one girl’s determination to escape from poverty in Uganda by becoming a chess champion, directed by Mira Nair and starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
Proceeds from ticket sales go towards helping provide awareness, education and support for cancer sufferers in Uganda, Africa.
Refreshments available at the candy bar.
Doors open at 6:00PM, with the film starting at 6:30PM.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED
About the Movie
Directed with vision and heart by Mira Nair, who returns to LFF for the seventh time, Queen of Katwe is based on the inspirational true story of young Ugandan chess champion, Phiona Mutesi (captivating newcomer Madina Nalwanga).
The 10-year-old lives with her family in an impoverished township in Kampala, Uganda. Her mother Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o) scrapes together a meagre livelihood selling maize and vegetables in the street. Phiona’s curiosity is piqued when she discovers a chess club run by football-player turned missionary, Robert Katende (David Oyelowo).
Despite being unable to read or write, Phiona has a natural aptitude for strategic thinking and risk-taking, and she rapidly develops her skill for the game. With Katende’s guidance, her confidence and ambition grow, and soon she is advancing through the ranks in local competitions.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Hoyts Australia MELBOURNE CENTRAL
10 Central Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia