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Akeelah and the bee [videorecording] / Spelling Bee Productions, Inc. ; 2929 Productions ; Cinema Gypsy Productions ; Lions Gate Films ; Out of the Blue Entertainment ; Reactor Films ; Starbucks Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison.

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Bethel Public Library J DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34030096753055 Juvenile DVD Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000081671638 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000081631376 Adult Fiction DVD In process -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven DVD AKE (Text to phone) 31953001770950 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington DVD/AK (Text to phone) 34037105214565 Adult DVD Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield J DVD AKE (PG) 2886 (Text to phone) 32518106315099 Juvenile DVD Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding DVD FAMILY (Text to phone) 33620113043414 DVD Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury ADVD AKE (Text to phone) 33630103152059 Adult DVD Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000081698524 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000081698490 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
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General Note:
Title from container.
Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Trailers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.
Participant or Performer Note:
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young.
Summary, etc.:
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, 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 have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Akeelah must overcome a distracting home life to compete in the national spelling bee which in turn helps unite her South Los Angeles neighborhood to rally behind her.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Spelling bees > Drama.
School children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Self-esteem in children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Spelling bees > Drama.
School children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Self-esteem in children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Escolares > California > Los Ángeles > Teatro.
Amor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología) > California > Los Ángeles > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Children's films.
Melodrama, American.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Children's > Feature.
Melodrama > Feature.
Youth > Feature.
Children's films.
Melodrama.

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