Akeelah and the Bee


Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Dec 10, 2022 11:00 AM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Dec 11, 2022 11:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:2006
Director:Doug Atchison


Akeelah and the Bee is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood.

Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and, in turn, unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.