AKEELAH AND THE BEE
DOUG ATCHISON | USA | 2006 | 112 MIN | PG | ENGLISH
Part of the Community Screening Series
in partnership with Mastery Charter School, Pickett Campus’ after school group Spilling the Tea
Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required.
Admission is on a first-come first-served basis.
You’re invited! In honor of Women’s History Month, the Philadelphia Film Society has partnered with Mastery Charter School, Pickett Campus’ after school group Spilling the Tea to program this classic story of seizing your potential – even in the face of adversity. Join us for this free Community Screening, and experience the Spilling the Tea students recite their empowerment mantra before the screening!
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother’s objections, Akeelah doesn’t give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.
CAST: KEKE PALMER, ANGELA BASSETT, LAURENCE FISHBURNE