06 December 2016 7.30pm
Director: Mira Nair South Africa/USA 2016
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes
Newcomer Madina Nalwanga stars in this uplifting and revealing account of ten-year-old Phiona Matesi’s journey from the Ugandan slums to international chess championships. While selling corn in her home village, Phiona meets footballer-turned-missionary Robert Katende, who teaches chess to local children. Recognising Phiona’s spirit and innate talent, Robert helps her fulfil her dream of becoming a grandmaster.
23 January 2017