I’m Heading Back to LA for the Queen of Katwe Event
In June I had the opportunity to screen the Queen of Katwe, it was such a great movie. I cried, I left inspired, and I knew I wanted to learn more. I still can’t believe that in less than a week I’ll be heading back to LA for the Queen of Katwe Event. I’m so excited to learn more about this inspiration film that I’m recommending to all my family and friends. Our group of 25 bloggers will arrive in town starting September 19th through September 21st. While there we’ll be screening the film, walking the red carpet, and interviewing talent from the movie.
Words can’t describe how much I’m looking forward to this trip. Not just to learn about the movie but to learn about some awesome ABC shows as well. Included in the line up is Once, The Middle and American Housewife.
The Queen of Katwe opens in select theaters on 9/23 and everywhere on 9/30. “Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
We’re starting our first day of the trip by attending a special screening of the movie on the Disney Studios lot, followed by cast interviews and the red carpet premiere on Tuesday night.
Interviews will include Phiona Mutesi who inspired the film and her coach Robert Katende. This is a rare opportunity for us to talk to the real life people who the movie’s based on.
Also included in the interviews is Madina Nalwanga (who portrays Phiona in the film) and David Oyelowo (who portrays Robert in the film). Both did an amazing job in the movie
We’ll also have the opportunity to interview Lupita Nyong’o who plays the role of Phiona’s mother in the film. As a mother I certainly have a few questions about her potrayal of this character.
Remember the QUEEN OF KATWE opens in theaters in limited release on September 23rd and everywhere on September 30th!
In addition Queen of Katwe we’ll have the opportunity to spend some time on the set of The Middle which premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8/7c.
Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.
We’ll also get to visit the set of the new hilarious show American Housewife which premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30/7:30c.
Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.
The last piece added on out itinerary includes a special sneak peek at Season 6 of Once which premieres Sunday, September 25 at 8|7c.
Welcome to Storybrooke, a small town in Maine that you won’t find on any map. This town is full of magic, populated by fairytale characters once cursed by the Evil Queen Regina to live in our world—deprived of their memories and happy endings. Until Emma Swan came to town and changed everything. With the help of her son, Henry, Emma embraced her true identity as the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming—the Savior destined to break the Curse. But even after returning everyone’s memories, Emma’s mission was far from over. With the Curse broken, Mr. Gold (aka Rumplestiltskin) was free to bring magic to Storybrooke. And magic ALWAYS comes with a price…