S.T.ON.E.S. Movie Night & fundraiser: Queen of Kat

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

This is a GREAT movie for the whole family! An inspiring story to help encourage students to use their talents and take advantage of the many opportunities we have in this country to make a difference.


HELP us raise money for the primary school in the Shukumu village in Kenya. We need money to buy; WATER, DESKS, BOOKS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, UNIFORMS, SHOES, MATERIALS TO RECONSTRUCT THE CLASSROOMS, FOOD, CAFETERIA, TABLES, BATHROOMS, PLAYGROUND and much more…

S.T.O.N.E.S. mission as a Cultural Exchange Program is to help Renew our connection between the African American and the African so that we can Restore our values and Rebuild the economy, impoverish, communities through education and Discover your unique identity as expressed in this movie.

Afterward, stay and listen to the folks on the panel share their stories with hopes to urge you to embrace your own talents and motivate you to take the educational opportunity you have in the U.S.A., seriously. Breathe in and start TODAY appreciating your family, your friends, your teachers and begin to deal with the set of

circumstances around you that makes it possible for you to move forward by choosing to do something positive in your life.

It’s Black History Month and what an honor to share this uplifting movie with hopes to ignite our communities.

Doors open one hour prior to each screening


State Theatre
1307 J Street

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