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Akeelah and the bee [videorecording] / Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison.

Fishburne, Laurence, 1961- (Producer, Actor). Ganis, Sid. (Producer). Hult, Nancy. (Producer). Llewelyn, Daniel. (Producer). Romersa, Michael. (Producer). Atchison, Doug. (Screenwriter, Director). Palmer, Keke. (Actor). Bassett, Angela. (Actor). Armstrong, Curtis. (Actor). Lions Gate Films. (Added Author). 2929 Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Starbucks Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Reactor Films. (Added Author). Cinema Gypsy Productions. (Added Author). Lions Gate Home Entertainment. (Added Author). Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Chris Armstrong. (Cast).

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton J DVD AKE (Text to phone) 33160105148079 Juvenile DVD Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000075682765 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown AKEELAH AND THE BEE DVD (Text to phone) 34014130318430 Juvenile DVD Available -
Derby Neck Library DVD AKE (Text to phone) 34046106523601 Adult DVD Available -
Derby Public Library DVD/ AKEELAH AND THE BEE (Text to phone) 34047105928387 Adult DVD Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron J DVD AKE (Text to phone) 33400130669651 Juvenile DVD Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport DVD AKEELAH (Text to phone) 34000075758193 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
Easton Public Library JDV AKE (Text to phone) 37777120061403 Juvenile DVD Checked out 08/14/2020
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe DVD J-A (Text to phone) 34026109032495 Juvenile Fiction DVD Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe DVD P-A (Text to phone) 34026104303339 Adult Fiction DVD Available -
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General Note:
Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video; 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, Chris Armstrong.
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 has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen 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.
Spanish language materials > Videorecordings.
Escolares > California > Los Ángeles > Teatro.
Amor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología) > California > Los Ángeles > Teatro.
Spelling bees > Drama.
School children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Self-esteem in children > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Children's films.
Genre: Feature films.
Children's films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Children's films.
Melodrama.
Children's > Feature.
Melodrama > Feature.
Youth > Feature.

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