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“The Queen of Katwe”: A Benefit Event for the Giving Circle

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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Thursday, July 27, at 7 pm.

(Queen of Katwe is appropriate for older children, as well as adults.)

Saratoga Film Forum is proud to partner with The Giving Circle for this special event, raising funds for the chess program they support at two orphanages in Uganda.

”The Queen of Katwe”, a highly-acclaimed 2015 film, tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, an impoverished young girl from Uganda. Phiona and her brother crossed paths with Robert Katende, a local government official, who taught them chess. Katende soon realized Phiona had a very special gift, when she began to beat him.

Robert Katende is the chess teacher at the two programs sponsored by The Giving Circle. Your support for this event will directly help fund this chess program, which cannot be sustained without financial support. Proceeds of this event will fund the maintenance and expansion of their in-school Chess programs in Uganda.

In addition to the film, we’ll have drinks and snacks, chess, lots of information about the program, as well as folks from the Giving Circle to share news about this special program.

We’ll also skype with Robert Katende, the chess master who started this all.

Let’s pack the house!

Advance Tickets are $20, $25 at the Door

To view the trailer, use this link.

To purchase tickets to this event, use this link.



July 27
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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