PNW Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events presents “Queen of Katwe’

Free screening presented by Purdue Northwest Feb. 19

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Queen of Katwe

The movie, “Queen of Katwe,” will be presented at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., through a collaboration between the library and the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series.

The showing is free and open to the public. The movie is rated PG.

“Queen of Katwe” is set in Uganda and relates the true story of Phiona Mutesi, whose life is trans-formed after she discovers the game of chess as a young girl.

The film tracks her life supporting her family by selling corn on the street to her joining a chess club that meets in an abandoned church. Discovering her natural ability for the game and building confidence and determination from support she receives from friends and family, she pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

The Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. For more information about this film or other Odyssey series films, contact Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs, at 219-785-5593.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two campuses in Hammond and Westville in Northwest Indiana. The university was formed by the unification in 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.

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