Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Director: Mira Nair Cast: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga


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This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN. ~ Violet LeVoit

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2017
UPC: 0786936852677
Original Release: 2016
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: ABC
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 24,062

Special Features

Queen of Katwe: Their Story-discover the stories behind the people who helped bring the film to life, and how they reflect the vibrant community, culture and spirit it celebrates.; A Fork, a Spoon & a Knight-director Mira Nair's short film about Robert Katende, a boy who grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess sanctuary.; In the Studio with Alicia Keys-go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys for an inspiring look at the recording of her song "Back to Life."; Alicia Keys "Back to Life" lyric video-sing along with on-screen lyrics.; Young Cardamon & Hab" #1 Spice" music video-the Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.; Audio commentary-with director Mira Nair.; Deleted scenes-with introduction by Mira Nair.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Oyelowo Robert Katende
Lupita Nyong'o Nakku Harriet
Madina Nalwanga Phiona Mutesi
Martin Kabanza Mugabi Brian
Taryn "Kay" Kyaze Night
Ivan Jacobo Young Richard
Nicolas Levesque Older RIchard
Ronald Ssemaganda Ivan
Ethan Nazario Lubega Benjamin
Nikita Waligwa Gloria
Edgar Kanyike Joseph
Esther Tebandeke Sara Katende
Philip Luswata Minister Aloysius Kyazze
Peter Odeke Enoch Barumba
Maurice Kirya Theo
Nhlahla "Minkey" Ndlovu Man on Boda
Jack Kinobe Sserunkuuma Mr. Wilson
Irene Kulabako Kakembo Mrs. Kimbale
Allen Musumba Zesiro
Ntare Mwine Tendo
Rori Mortuba Christine Namaganda
Aaron Moloisi Rwabushenyi Official
Akin Omotoso Rwabushenyi President
Maggie Benedict Chess Federation Secretary
Rehema Nanfuka Nurse
Samuel Tebandeke Doctor
Charles Mulekwa Hospital Administrator
Lele Ledwaba Budo Secretary
Jonathan Diabaig Benjamin's Opponent
Flory Kegbia Gloria's Opponent
Linda Radebe Brian's Opponent
Warren Ncube Pritchard
Siyabonga Xaba Pritchard's Friend
Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera Mrs. Gali
Carina Nel Kagramanov
Ivy Komukyeya Phiona's Fans
Charity Rose Pimer Phiona's Fans
Aida Mbowa Snooty Lady in Car
Jessica Mazzi Manicure Lady
Isaac Muwawu Gwayambadde Corn Farmer
Sheebah Karungi Shakira
Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce Ggaba Merchant
Richard Tuwangye Dez
Zohran Kwame Mamdani Bookie Student
Lukenge Yusuf Bricklayer
Peter Musibira Kikomando Kid
Sarah Nansubuga Geography Teacher
Teslim Animashaun Chief Guest
Lezon Mark Mugwanya Julius
David Kisakye Kagwa Young Katende
Anne-Marie Bewulira-Wandera Katende's Mother
Sarah Kisauzi Katende's Grandmother

Technical Credits
Mira Nair Director
Isabella Asiimwe Set Decoration/Design
Shaheen Baig Casting
Sean Bobbitt Cinematographer
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Troy Buder Executive Producer
John Carls Producer
Stephanie Carroll Production Designer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Mobolaji Dawodu Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Heffes Score Composer
Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson Art Director
Genevieve Hofmeyr Producer
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo Production Manager
Fritz Joubert Art Director
Blake Leyh Sound/Sound Designer
Nico Louw Sound Mixer
Colin Lubega Choreography
Zohran Kwame Mamdani Musical Direction/Supervision
Cordell McQueen Special Effects Supervisor
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer
Christa Schamberger Casting
Connor Schell Executive Producer
Daniel Silver Executive Producer
Dinaz Stafford Casting
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Janine VanAssen Production Manager
Emelia Weavind Art Director
William W. Weiske Executive Producer
William Wheeler Screenwriter
Atilla Yucer Asst. Director

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