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PHOTOS from the LA Premiere of “QUEEN OF KATWE”

PHOTOS from the LA Premiere of "QUEEN OF KATWE" 18

The Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” took place last night at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, director Mira Nair and the real life stars were welcomed by hundreds of fans lined up along Hollywood Blvd, while inside the theater the film was enthusiastically received by a packed house. “Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23 expanding wide September 30, 2016.

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“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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