Queen of Katwe


Friday, January 26, 2018 7:00PM

<i>Queen of Katwe</i>
Single tickets not on sale








Prices: $10 Orchestra / $20 Loge

The Granada Theatre Presents
Queen of Katwe
MOVIES THAT MATTER with Hal Conklin
In partnership with Turn The Page Uganda and Laguna Blanca School

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.