A cinematic checkmate

Forget Disney’s princesses; the Disney heroine you want to see is a queen — of the chess board.

Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi in “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Pictures)

In the fall of 2020, with many Americans cooped up during the global pandemic, the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” got a lot of attention, and brought a renewed attention to the game of chess. But at the time, there was a quite different chess-themed entertainment…

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