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Akeelah and the Bee

29th October, 2016 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Akeelah and the Bee
Akeelah and the Bee
Akeelah and the Bee film still courtesy of Lions Gate Films

Akeelah has a talent for spelling and she dreams of competing in the National Spelling Bee. Overcoming her mother’s resistance with help from her teacher and the overwhelming support of her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. An inspirational story of an amazing young girl.

Celebrating Black on Screen Talent: Akeelah and the Bee, Saturday 29th October, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Screenings take place throughout autummn at GWL and the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the British Film Institute’s Black Star season, the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors. Join us to celebrate black on screen talent through watching and discussing films with black female leads. We have selected films for a wide audience – feel good family films; films directed by black female filmmakers and some black cinema classics. We have also invited special guests enabling audiences to hear from emerging Scottish based black female filmmakers and musicians.


Akeelah and the Bee: Saturday 29th October, 11.30am to 1.30pm, Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB, £5/Free with GFT Take two (Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in Free)

In partnership with GFT and Africa in Motion Film Festival. Funded by BFI.

Please note, tickets can only be purchased through Glasgow Film Theatre.


Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB
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