Akeelah & The Bee (12A)

Akeelah and the Bee

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 28 October 2017

Akeelah is a charming but insecure 11-year-old girl from gang-ridden South Central LA who discovers an unusual talent for spelling. Encouraged to enter the spelling bee competition circuit to represent her failing school, Akeelah hopes for the chance to make the National finals. With the help of a wise mentor, she faces up to the stiff competition in this inspiring and uplifting film. Featuring inspiring performances from  Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne and Keke Palmer.

112 mins


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