Monday, August 26th
Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by, among others, the proud residents of her neighborhood. Her aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in turn uniting her neighbors who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.
Advanced Registration by the day before is REQUIRED for food counts. NO WALK-INS. We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.