|Akeelah and the Bee 2006 PG, 112 min.|
Director: Doug Atchison
Cast: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum, Erica Hubbard, Eddie Steeples, Tzi Ma, Dalia Phillips, Jeris Poindexter, Sara Niemietz
Brainy eleven-year-old Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is far from winning any academic awards at Crenshaw Middle School in South Los Angeles–until Principal Welch (Curtis Armstrong) convinces his friend, Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), to coach Akeelah to compete in the district spelling competition. After a rough start, Akeelah decides to study and excels through her efforts that lead her to winning the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
|Land of Plenty 2004 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Shaun Toub, Wendell Pierce, Richard Edson, Burt Young, Yuri Elvin, Jeris Poindexter, Rhonda Stubbins White, Bernard White, Matthew Kimbrough, Gloria Stuart, Victoria Thomas, Paul West, Gloria Stuart
Paul Jeffries (John Diehl) served with the Special Forces in Vietnam, and his niece, Lana (Michelle Williams), worked as a missionary in the Middle East. They use their past experiences to deal in their own unique ways with the effects of the events of September 11, 2001.
|1. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)|
2. Land of Plenty (2004)
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