On Monday night, I attended the red carpet screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe in Atlanta.
The Liquid Soul event, hosted by Willie Moore Jr. (The Willie Moore Jr. Show), brought out the city’s top influencers and notables including Angel Mccoughtry (Atlanta Dream and two-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist), Jack Daniels (#BlackLove TV Host), Marshawn Daniels (The Apprentice), Dr. Alduan Tartt (Celebrity Psychologist), ASH. (Recording Artist) and Ricky Vasquez (Media Personality).
Queen of Katwe tells the inspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi, 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.
The film stars Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-nominated actor David Oyelowo, and the extraordinary new actress Madina Nalwanga, who plays Phiona.
Queen of Katwe was phenomenal! I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I was inspired.
Watch the trailer below.