Akeelah and the bee
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 33 Libraries 38 of 41 copies|
SummaryEleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her and her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah will have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
School children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Self-esteem in children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, Calif. :Lions Gate Home Entertainment,2006
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
2929 Entertainment (Firm)
Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm)
Cinema Gypsy Productions.
Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong.
Director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman.
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
English language track with English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Special features include: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; "All my girlz" music video; gag reel; deleted scenes; trailers.
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, Region 1 encoding.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.