The cast of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe,” David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga joined director Mira Nair for a discussion of the film moderated by Dave Karger and responded to questions from fans in 33 theaters around the U.S. The event was live on Periscope and Twitter @DisneyStudios, bringing the live conversation to fans across the globe.
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Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, upon whose life the film is based, were also in attendance as special guests.
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“Queen of Katwe,” which is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Kampala, Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016.