Film Screening: Queen of Katwe

When: March 8 2020

Where: Grand Rapids, United States


In celebration of International Women's Day 2020, SowHope is hosting a screening of Queen of Katwe at Celebration! Cinema Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, MI, on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. Plan to arrive at the theater early so you can check in, get concessions, and get your seat before the program starts.

This is a family friendly movie, so bring your kids and grandkids!

Queen of Katwe is based on the vibrant, true story of a young girl who lives in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. Her life is about to change when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess. The film stars Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar winner and Tony-Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. It is directed by Mira Nair.

This film is a celebration of the human spirit, and highlights the power of hope in one woman or girl. A short, panel-led discussion will follow the movie.

Movie tickets are $10 each (includes a $5 donation to SowHope). Seating is limited, so reserve yours today, before they are sold out!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Dentmeister, Inc. of Rockford, Michigan, small combo concessions (16 oz. soda and 84 oz. popcorn) are included in your ticket. If you would like to upgrade to a medium combo (32 oz. pop and 84 oz. popcorn), it is only $1.50 more! You can select sizes and quantities when you purchase your movie tickets.

Special thank you to Acqua in Vino of Wayland for sponsoring the theater and A/V rental!

Also thank you to our general sponsors:
Mangrum ConSOULtation
The Hauentstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University

To be a sponsor, click on the sponsor links, call the office at 616-433-1575, or email Aaron Hoxworth ( Sponsorships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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