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Nov 28 – Dec 10, 2015

Akeelah and the Bee

Dir. Doug Atchison USA 112 min PG

2006 Lionsgate

In English

A story of the power of education starring Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, and Angela Bassett, AKEELAH AND THE BEE is a stirring drama about a talented girl from a rough Los Angeles neighborhood who sets her sights on the National Spelling Bee. In his four-star review, Roger Ebert said of the film, “The story of Akeelah’s ascent to the finals of the National Spelling Bee makes an uncommonly good movie, entertaining and actually inspirational, and with a few tears along the way.”

Common Sense Media rating: Ages 8+

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