The Secret Life of Bees

Poster for The Secret Life of Bees

Winter 2009 Main series

Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 4:00pm
Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 7:00pm
Monday, February 9, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Screenplay by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Based on the book by Sue Monk Kidd

Starring Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Hilarie Burton, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany and Alicia Keys

Rated PG · 1h 50m
United States

The Secret Life of Bees, based on the New York Times best selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Hilarie Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Paul Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.