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The Secret Life of Bees
About the Film:
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Screenplay: Gina Prince-Bythewood based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
Starring: Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens; Queen Latifah as August Boatwright; Jennifer Hudson as Rosaleen Daise; Alicia Keys as June Boatwright, and Sophie Okonedo as May Boatwright. Summary: A 14-year-old girl, Lily, is haunted by a memory of killing her own mother when she was only four years old. Set in 1964 in South Carolina, the story is one of self-discovery and recovery for Lily and for her friend/caretaker Rosaleen. Rosaleen and Lily run away from home and find solace and sanctuary with the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters.
Released: Fox Searchlight, 2008
Cinematography: Rogier Stoffers
Music: Mark Isham
Running Time: 110 minutes
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