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Movie Night: Queen of Katwe

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We love a movie with a positive, motivational story that sparks interesting conversations in our family. That’s what we found with Queen of Katwe, a delightful film. This movie tells the story of a young girl living in a slum in Uganda who finds her life rapidly changing after discovering she is a gifted chess player. It’s an inspiring story that opened my kids’ eyes to what poverty can really look like in other parts of the world. Plus, it’s based on a true story… which gets us every time!

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This movie is probably best suited for kids who are a little older, as it does have some intense moments. You are the best judge of what is appropriate for your family. See more on the content here.

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I found a beautiful African-patterned tablecloth to help set the scene for this movie night. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant that little else was needed.

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It’s always fun to move movie night dinners into our formal dining room. It changes things up and always feels like a special occasion.

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You might be shocked to know that “chess” isn’t a hot party theme these days. Ha! While I couldn’t find much, I did find this chess piece chocolate mold. I baked a simple yellow cake with chocolate icing and topped it with white chocolate chess pieces to loosely mimic a chess board. My kids went crazy for this and thought it was rather fancy!

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We loved this movie and ended the night feeling inspired and educated. If that’s not the sign of a good family movie night, I don’t know what is. Happy Friday, friends!