Akeelah and the Bee

(2006)

An inspirational drama, AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious 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. A Lionsgate Films and 2929 Entertainment production, AKEELAH AND THE BEE was written and directed by Doug Atchison. The film’s producers are Sid Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn and Laurence Fishburne; executive producers are Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Marc Butan and Helen Sugland.

School Teachers Can See ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ for FREE!

AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate are keeping 'Akeelah and the Bee' F-R-E-E to U.S. Teachers.

WHAT: With teachers swarming their local AMC theatres this past weekend and Akeelah and the Bee holding strong in the top ten, AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate are extending the offer for every teacher in the United States to receive one free ticket to the film Friday, May 19 through Thursday, May 25, 2006. The offer is valid exclusively at all theatres in the AMC system including: Loews Theatres, Star Theatres and Magic Johnson Theatres.

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The Cast Of ‘Akeelah And The Bee’ Speak and Spell Its Praises

There are spelling bees and then there's the Scripps National Spelling Bee - the biggest spelling contest in the nation. You know you've seen it on ESPN and thought to yourself, 'What the heck is a spelling be doing on ESPN?' Don't lie, I'll admit it; I have the same reaction every time I see it.

Well, there must be something about it, cause recently there's been three movies made about spelling bees. It started with the documentary, Spellbound; then last year's Bee Season with Richard Gere; and now there's Akeelah and the Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and newcomer Keke Palmer.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ Video Clip

Movie PictureLionsgate has provided MovieWeb.com with an exclusive first look clip from their upcoming thriller, Akeelah and the Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Keke Palmer. The film will be released nationwide on April 21st.

An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious 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. A Lionsgate Films and 2929 Entertainment production, Akeelah and the Bee was written and directed by Doug Atchison.

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