U.S., 2006, 112 min, Digital, Dir. Doug Atchison, Rated PG, Lionsgate

SAT, DEC 10
SUN, DEC 11
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Akeelah and the Bee

Saturday, 12/10 & Sunday, 12/11

“it is a rewarding tale for public educators, parents, and kids with big dreams.” —Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle

“The best and most powerful family movie I have ever seen” — Greta Van Susteren, Fox News Channel

Akeelah and the Bee is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood.

Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and, in turn, unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.


Family Day on Aragon is culturally rich, inexpensive family fun featuring beloved classics and new favorites for all to enjoy. Hosted on the second Saturday & Sunday of every month. Admission is pay what you can per ticket, with a suggested price of $5 per person. Each ticket includes a free small popcorn. Presented in partnership with Books & Books and Coral Gables Museum. Support for this program and pay what you can admission price are underwritten in part by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation and sponsorship by Grove Bank & Trust.


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