Episode #174: The Queen of the Castle (…it’s called a Rook)

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Dorin and Kendyl just want to know more about Phiona in this episode on The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers.

Question of the Week: Did you think that Phiona’s story was too over-shadowed in this telling?

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For similar discussions, check out our episodes on In the Heart of the Sea, Brooklyn, and Far From the Madding Crowd.

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Masters of Sex Season 4

-Sep 11 on Showtime

-Based on Thomas Maier’s biography on William Masters and Virginia Johnson

Main Discussion

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion (OR A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster)

-Written by Tim Crothers

-Published in 2012

Disney’s Queen of Katwe

-Written by William Wheeler

-Directed by Mira Nair

-Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong’o

Question of the Week: Did you think that Phiona’s story was too over-shadowed in this telling? 

Next episode: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Previous episode: Pete’s Dragon (2016)
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