The 2016 Athena Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Director Mira Nair’s new film is the true story of a brilliant Ugandan girl whose life is transformed with the discovery of her gift for chess. David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o star in this inspirational and uplifting story of a young girl who sets out to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Date: Friday, February 10, 6PM
Location: Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway, Columbia University
Q&A session to following screening with actor David Oyelowo
Mira Nair is an Indian American filmmaker based in New York City. Her production company, Mirabai Films, specializes in films for international audiences on Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural spheres. Among her best known films are Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, the Golden Lion-winning Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay!, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.