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Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm | Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm
Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

Queen of Katwe

Phiona Mutesi is a preteen girl living in Katwe, a Ugandan slum. When chess teacher Katende invites Phiona into his class he has no idea that she possesses a unique, natural talent for the game, able to think eight moves ahead of her opponent. As she moves higher and higher in the chess world, Phiona begins to realize her own self-worth and sees options for her life beyond the poverty and struggles of her family.

Based on a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Cruthers, Queen of Katwe is a simple story, well told. Like Phiona you’ll probably be able to predict its moves before they come, but the movie does have a lot of unexpected surprises. Like most underdog movies, we understand that the protagonist will come out on top. But Queen of Katwe also explores the unconventional, though realistic, idea that succeeding can sometimes feel scary or confusing, especially when success means leaving behind the only life you’ve ever known.

Queen of Katwe is currently available at Eisenhower on DVD and Blu-Ray disc.

Categories: Adults.

Queen of Katwe

Phiona Mutesi is a preteen girl living in Katwe, a Ugandan slum. When chess teacher Katende invites Phiona into his class he has no idea that she possesses a unique, natural talent for the game, able to think eight moves ahead of her opponent. As she moves higher and higher in the chess world, Phiona begins to realize her own self-worth and sees options for her life beyond the poverty and struggles of her family.

Based on a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Cruthers, Queen of Katwe is a simple story, well told. Like Phiona you’ll probably be able to predict its moves before they come, but the movie does have a lot of unexpected surprises. Like most underdog movies, we understand that the protagonist will come out on top. But Queen of Katwe also explores the unconventional, though realistic, idea that succeeding can sometimes feel scary or confusing, especially when success means leaving behind the only life you’ve ever known.

Queen of Katwe is currently available at Eisenhower on DVD and Blu-Ray disc.

Categories: Adults.