The Secret Life of Bees
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Run Time: 114 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2008
Starring: Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Bettany, Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo
Prince-Bythewood ably adapts Sue Monk Kidd’s beloved Civil Rights era novel about an abused teenager (Fanning) who finds shelter with the Boatwright sisters, a family of strong, independent African American women.