A free screening of Akeelah and the Bee (dir: Doug Atchison, with Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett) on Saturday 14th September, 2-4pm, at Woolwich Centre Library in the Reader Development Room on the Ground Floor.
Reviews of Akeelah and the Bee
“The story of Akeelah’s ascent to the finals of the National Spelling Bee makes an uncommonly good movie, entertaining and actually inspirational, and with a few tears along the way.” – Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com
“In large part, the film’s delights have to do with Palmer’s winning performance, most apparent in one-on-one scenes with Tanya or Larabee. But the movie has something else going on as well.” – Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
“It vividly conveys the conflict within this African-American teenager who is given a chance to display her special talent but is frightened to do so.” – Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
“In warm family story, an 11-year-old spelling phenom from a rough neighborhood is lifted by hard work and a supportive community to compete in the national spelling bee.” – Christopher Lyon, Plugged In
The screening is part of the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival running from 6-14 September 2019 and funded by Royal Borough of Greenwich. Find the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too. Hashtag #CWFFF19
Akeelah and the Bee event details
Where: Woolwich Centre Library, the Reader Development Room (ground floor), 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ, next to Tesco Extra facing General Gordon Square, What3Words map: volume.couches.vent
When: Saturday 14th September 2019, 2pm to 4pm (film lasts 1hr 52mins)
BBFC Rating: PG, brief bad language
Loos: Yes (accessible loo also available)
Accessibility: Accessible loo, parking and ramp access
Misc: For general information about the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel: Please use public transport if you are able – Woolwich Arsenal (rail / DLR) is the nearest rail station and there are plenty of local buses.