AKEELAH AND THE BEE
Run time: 1h 52min | Drama | Released: April 28, 2006 (USA)
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.
Director: Doug Atchison
Writer(s): Doug Atchison
Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer