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Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee
May 14, 2017 - 11:00 am

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Akeelah and the Bee  (2006)

11-year-old Akeelah Anderson participates in her school spelling bee to avoid detention – and much to her surprise, she wins! Despite her mother’s objections and the challenges of her home and school life, Akeelah uses determination, help from her friends, and her mentor Dr. Larabee to spell her way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  What Akeelah discovers in her journey is that while winning feels good, having faith in yourself feels even better.

35mm, color, 112 min.  Director: Doug Atchison.  Lionsgate Films, 2929 Entertainment, Starbucks Entertainment, Out of the Blue Entertainment, Reactor Films, Cinema Gypsy Productions.  Producer: Laurence Fishburne, Sid Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Danny Llewellyn, Michael Romersa.  Screenwriter: Doug Atchison.

Recommended for Ages 8+

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