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November 18-23, 2016: Queen of Katwe and Spencer Myer concert

Published: November 10, 2016

Queen of Katwe movie poster

NOVEMBER 18-23, 2016


Screenings Friday and Saturday, 7* & 9:15 pm; Sunday through Wednesday, 7 pm;

matinees Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, 1 & 4 pm

Rated PG * running time 2:04

All tickets $2

Starring Madina Nalwange, David Owelowo & Lupita Nyong’o

This rags-to-riches tale is based on the life story of Phiona (Nalwanga), an impoverished 10-year-old Ugandan girl whose life changes when she meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Under his guidance Phiona becomes a top player. Her success in local competitions and tournaments leads to international stardom, opening the door to a bright future. This film, released in September, is Disney storytelling at its best.

*Saturday’s 7 pm screening will be free of charge, courtesy of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

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Newtown Friends of Music logo

Sunday, November 20, 3 pm (ETH Theatre): $25 ($75 season), free for students, return engagement by celebrated pianist Spencer Myer, program to include works of Haydn, Copland, Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Bolcom, sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music; 203-426-6470,


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