Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Akeelah and the Bee at MOCA

MOCA in the Middle continues this Wednesday. Our film this week is Akeelah and the Bee. It is a great movie to bring the whole family to. If you missed it in the theater, don't miss your chance to see it now.

Roger Ebert's review on the film says it all. "In our winning-obsessed culture, it is inspiring to see a young woman like Akeelah Anderson instinctively understand, with empathy and generosity, that doing the right thing involves more than winning. That's what makes the film particularly valuable for young audiences. I don't care if they leave the theater wanting to spell better, but if they have learned from Akeelah, they will want to live better."

1 comment:

Byron said...

this movie will make you cry. I really dug it. very inspiring. especially for my 5th grade vocabulary.