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Movies Under the Stars: Queen of Katwe

Saturday, August 26, 2017

7:45 p.m.9:15 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

This wonderful coming-of-age biopic tells the story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master at the World Chess Olympiads. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), this film stars David Oyelewo (Selma) and Oscar- winner, Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave).

Know Before You Go
You should come before 7:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.




Event Organizer

NYC Parks: Brooklyn Recreation

Contact Number

(718) 965-8942

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Accessible, Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

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