october, 2020

Akeelah and the Bee

14oct7:00 pmAkeelah and the BeeThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Diversity Film Series
Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series

Sponsored by Anita and Nick Donofrio, Ann and Steve Carlson, Daniela Sikora & Keitha Kinne, Allison and Jon Stockel, Julie and David Peck, People’s Bank, Ridgefield Prevention Council and the Town of Ridgefield
In addition to the film, there will be bonus content consisting of a post interview led by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington.

Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighbors who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl. Doug Atchison directs this award-winning film.

In addition to being shown after the film in the theater, our bonus content, sponsored by People’s United Bank, will also be available on our YouTube channel for anyone to watch from home. The bonus content for Akeelah and the Bee will consist of an interview with cognitive psychotherapist, speaker & writer Niro Feliciano led by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington.

Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved in advance by calling the box office at 203.438.5795


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm


The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877


The Ridgefield Playhouse

Phone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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