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Akeelah and the bee / [videorecording] / Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison.

Atchison, Doug. (Added Author). Palmer, Keke. (Added Author). Bassett, Angela. (Added Author). Fishburne, Larry. (Added Author).
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  • 28 of 32 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 32 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Akron Carnegie Public Library - Akron DVD 310 (Text) 75253000036606 DVD/Drama Available -
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria DVD 1641 (Text) 37521530671645 AMPL Adult DVD Checked out 12/06/2016
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville J DVD 55 (Text) 76895000051320 2nd Floor Children's Audio Visual Checked out 12/02/2016
Cicero Branch DVD.c AKEELAH (Text) 78294000201793 DVD Available -
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver DVD FAM (Text) 34304000144267 Family - DVD Available -
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville DVD Ake (Text) 32604020133938 DCTPLD AD DVD Available -
Hamlet Branch Library VCB 1134 (Text) 30063001015942 DVD MOVIE Available -
Hartford City Public Library - Hartford City DVD Fiction (Text) 76051000111089 DVD/Adult Fiction Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland DVDa AKEEL (Text) 76383000357483 Movies Available -
Koontz Lake Branch Library DRA AKE2634 (Text) 30141001078779 DVD DRAMA Available -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Trailers.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.
Participant or Performer Note: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Chris Armstrong.
Summary, etc.: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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