“Secret Life of Bees” film showing at library
Jun 25, 2009
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||in the Mezzanine|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Decorah Public Library is hosting a free public screening of the PG-13 rated film “The Secret Life of Bees” from 7-9 p.m. Thursday June 25 in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Gallery.
Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning head a “stellar ensemble cast” in this “wonderful film about family, independence and the transcendent power of love” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
To escape her cruel, angry father- and discover the truth about her late mother’s past- 14-year-old Lily Owens (Fanning) flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to a South Carolina town where she’s taken in by the bee-keeping Boatright sisters (Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo). Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.
“The Secret Life of Bees” was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Released in 2008, the film was #3 at the North American box office for its opening weekend and won awards for “Favorite Movie Drama” and “Favorite Independent Movie” at the 35th People’s Choice Awards. The film also garnered seven NAACP Image Award nominations, winning the Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture category.
Contact Kristin at Decorah Public Library for more information, 563-382-3717.