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SATURDAY FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS AKEELAH AND THE BEE
March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Akeelah and the Bee is a film about overcoming obstacles despite difficult challenges along the way. It portrays African Americans in a manner that is beyond stereotypes; Released in the United States on April 28, 2006, Akeelah and the Bee was positively received by critics and audiences. Written and directed by Doug Atchison, it tells the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, her mother (Angela Bassett, her schoolmates, and her coach, Dr. Joshua Larabee (Laurence Fishburne).