Akeelah and the Bee, a special Juneteenth event

Date(s) - Sat, Jun 18, 2022
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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Upstate Films' Starr Cinema


Presented by Culture Connect, a Juneteenth commemoration: Akeelah and the Bee

Saturday June 18th at 1:00pm at Starr Cinema in Rhinebeck, NY.

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. Over the objections of her mother (Angela Bassett), Akeelah doesn’t give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher (Laurence Fishburne), and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. Winner, four Black Movie Awards including Best Picture. (U.S., 2006, 107m)

“Uplifting … pushes all the right emotional buttons … undeniably crowd pleasing.” –Hollywood Reporter

Pay-what-you-will screening

For tickets: https://www.upstatefilms.org/akeelah-and-the-bee