July 27, 7:00 to 10:30 PM
Spa Little Theater
19 Roosevelt Avenue
Saratoga State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Film Forum is partnering with The Giving Circle for a special event to benefit their educational programs in Uganda. ”The Queen of Katwe”, a 2015 film, tells the real-life story of Phiona Mutesi, an impoverished young girl from Uganda. Phiona and her brother crossed paths with Robert Katende, who recognized that the slum kids he worked with weren’t going to compete in sports. He decided to teach them chess – a game that equalizes issues of class, education and income and transcends language. Soon, Katende realized Phiona had a very special gift, when she began to beat him. The event includes the film, chess for kids and adults, and information about the Giving Circle’s important program. Proceeds of the event will fund the maintenance and expansion of their Chess program in Uganda, benefiting many young children, from early school age to high school. Advance Tickets: $20/$25 at the Door
The evening will feature:
- View The Queen of Katwe movie.
- Live video interview with Robert Katende.
- Silent auction to benefit the chess program.
- Light snacks provided.