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African-American Film Festival:
Akeelah and The Bee

Audience Advisory:
film contains adults themes and language
Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster. Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer. "Two thumbs up!" Ebert & Roeper

Host: William “Bill” Nix

ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education

Jan 25, 2021 |Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

When 11-year-old Akeelah (Keke Palmer) discovers she has a gift for spelling, she sets a goal to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother’s (Angela Bassett) objections and numerous other obstacles, Akeelah is determined to achieve her goal. With the help of her coach, Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), her classmates and members of her community, Akeelah makes it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (2006, 1 hour 52 minutes)

Each film will be preceded by an engaging introduction and followed with a question and answer session moderated by Mr. Nix.

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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster. Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer. "Two thumbs up!" Ebert & Roeper

Unauthorized Ticket Distributors

To avoid overpaying for your Kravis Center tickets, always purchase them from our official website, kravis.org. Outside ticketing companies and ticket brokers often appear to be trustworthy, but they are not affiliated with the Kravis Center. As a result, tickets purchased through these unauthorized ticket distributors are often double or triple the cost. We cannot provide customer service notifications or refunds for tickets purchased from unauthorized sites, unauthorized ticket distributors or brokers. View page for more information.

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