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We Attended Disney’s Queen of Katwe U.S. Movie Premiere – I Still Can’t Believe It!

We had the most amazing time at Disney’s Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere, I still can’t believe we went! The El Capitan Theater red carpet was spectacularly lit up, awaiting celebrity arrivals for one of the most unique films released by Disney to date. This movie is definitely one not to miss, in theaters September 30th!

Disney's Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere at the El Capitan Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Attending a movie premiere is truly a one of a kind experience. I was in Los Angeles, CA with Disney for the release of Disney’s¬†Queen of Katwe, a beautiful, true story about a young girl from the slums of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda with dreams of being an International chess champion. There were so many awesome people who attended and supported this premiere, I was really honored to be present.

Disney's Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere ticket

Disney’s Queen of Katwe U.S. Movie Premiere Photos

There’s something so neat about getting all fancily dressed up and gracing the red carpet, it’s almost like a dream! I didn’t get too many great photos of myself on the red carpet, I was more focused on the cast and directors of the film. Here’s a shot of me on the red carpet just before heading inside to watch the movie…

Deanna Underwood at Disney's Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere, Hollywood, CA, September 20, 2016

photo: C.Porter, Just A Splash of Diva

Ok, so¬†David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o on the red carpet – absolutely STUNNING! Oyelowo plays Robert Katende, a youth mentor and the man responsible for leading Phiona to the game of chess. Nyong’o plays Phiona’s mother, a strong willed woman who will stop at nothing to make sure her children are fed and safe and she is fierce. Do not try Phiona’s mama!

David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o arrive at the Disney's Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong√ēo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016...(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Photo: Disney, Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

This is a great shot of the cast of the film. From left to right,¬†Robert Katende, Phiona Mutesi, Director Mira Nair, Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and Martin Kabanza. We got the chance to meet them all, they are all so warm and friendly, stay tuned for interview coverage in the coming weeks!

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Photo by Disney, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

These two budding actors are new to the Hollywood scene, they were cast for this movie right in Katwe in Kamplala, Uganda and they are so good! Madina Nalwanga plays Phiona (left) and Martin Kabanza plays her brother Brian, you should have seen these two and their dance moves at the after party!

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actors Madina Nalwanga (L) and Martin Kabanza arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney¬ís ¬ďQueen of Katwe¬Ē at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong¬ío and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. On September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Madina Nalwanga; Martin Kabanza

Photo: Disney, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

After the premiere, everyone was invited to the after party at the Hard Rock Cafe. All of the films’ cast came by and cut a rug, the place was jumping! Good food, good fun and plenty of awesome people made this an unforgettable evening.

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Disney’s Queen of Katwe is in theaters September 30th!

I had a wonderful time at¬†Disney’s Queen of Katwe U.S. movie premiere, this is such a¬†beautiful, uniquely diverse, and inspiring film set in Katwe, Kampala, Uganda. We’ve not seen such a film from Disney as of yet, so I am excited to see how it’s received. I thought the movie was amazing, I will have a review coming soon. Mark your calendars, Queen of Katwe will be out everywhere September 30th!

Learn more and follow along with Disney’s Queen of Katwe Movie

http://movies.disney.com/queen-of-katwe 
https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfKatwe/
https://twitter.com/queenofkatwe (#QueenOfKatwe)
https://www.instagram.com/queenofkatwemovie/


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I attended a press trip courtesy of Disney. Travel, lodging and other logistics are provided, opinions are those of Honey + Lime.

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