Friday, September 16, 2016

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP LUPITA - A MOVIE PREVIEW AND A VOGUE MAGAZINE SHOOT!






VOGUE

Inside, the Oscar winner gets real about society’s warped beauty standards, saying, “The European sense of beauty affects us all. I came home from college in the early two-thousands and saw ads on TV with a girl who can’t get a job. She uses this product. She gets her skin lighter. She gets the job. The lording of lighter skin is a common thing growing up in Nairobi. Being called ‘black mamba.’ The slow burn of recognizing something else is better than you.” But it was not until she saw South Sudanese model Alek Wek, who she said was “dark as night” and “looked so much like me,” that she realized beauty doesn’t have to look like the industry’s status quo: “I cannot run away from who I am.”


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DISNEY MOVIE:
QUEEN OF KATWE
DUE IN THEATERS ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 2016


Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. 


For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated.









MOVIE PREVIEW

Presenting Madina Nalwanga as the 10 year Ugandan Chess Champion

Starring Lupita Nyongo as the chess player's mother
Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding)
Music by Seinabo Sey