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Discussion: Queen of Katwe

in: PG; PG > 2016-10-11

Oct 11, 2016 10:31 PM # 
peggyd:
I saw that yesterday, too. Very much enjoyed it, both the sports angle and the Africa angle.
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Oct 11, 2016 11:22 PM # 
jjcote:
I haven't seen it, but the trailer looked quite good. I also heard a couple of the actresses interviewed on the radio, which was interesting.
Oct 12, 2016 12:46 AM # 
walk:
I read the book a while ago and enjoyed the story, thinking would be a good movie done right. Can't stop wondering what happened to her and the others since the book was written.
Oct 12, 2016 3:38 AM # 
barb:
I can't wait to see it
Oct 12, 2016 12:29 PM # 
gail:
At the end of the movie, they had the actor next to the real person, with a written side blurb about what the real person was doing.
Oct 12, 2016 1:30 PM # 
walk:
Are you going to reveal? Or make me go see it?
Oct 12, 2016 8:13 PM # 
jjcote:
Wikipedia suggests she's (unsurprisingly) going to school and playing chess. Go see the movie anyway.
Oct 12, 2016 10:22 PM # 
peggyd:
She graduated from college this spring. You'll have to see the movie to find out how the rest of the people are doing. ;-)
The movie shows more recent events than the book; at one point there's a poster for the book that they mention.
Oct 12, 2016 10:34 PM # 
walk:
Graduated from college? Seems like she was 9 or 10 in the book so many chess pieces over the edge. But then it takes time to write the book, get reaction , and then do the movie.
Oct 12, 2016 10:35 PM # 
peggyd:
I think she was 10 in 2005. So, yeah, 21 now.
Oct 23, 2016 1:42 AM # 
jjcote:
Nancy I always stay and watch the credits, and this was a movie where it was definitely worthwhile. Number One Spice!
Oct 23, 2016 10:54 PM # 
peggyd:
Yup, me too! That was a fun reward.

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