Monday, October 24, 2016

Queen of Katwe

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016

The filmmaker Mira Nair was familiar with the regal grace of Lupita Nyong'o long before most.

The Indian-born, New York-based Nair has been close friends with Nyong'o's family for years. One of Nyong'o's first jobs in the movies was interning in New York for Nair's production company. She...

Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies.

While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class - an ideal element for an underdog tale - it rarely turns its lens on modern...

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016

Living partly in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where she runs a film school, the Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair is regularly surrounded by lives she rarely sees reflected back by the movies.

"The dignity of everyday life - the beauty of it, the attitude of it - is what I live around,"...