Worth Watching - Aug 19: The Secret Life of Bees Trailer
The trailer for the upcoming film The Secret Life of Bees has arrived and it's rather riveting. I'll be doing my best to catch this up at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Set in South Carolina in 1964, the film is the moving tale of a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. She flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a small town where she meets the Boatwright sisters and finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna. It stars Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, and Alicia Keys. While this does look like a very fine film and I am interested in seeing it, I'm a bit concerned that it won't be anything unique, just another drama.
Watch the trailer for The Secret Life of Bees:
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The Secret Life of Bees is both written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, of Love & Basketball previously. The film is adapted from the book of the same name written by Sue Monk Kidd. The film will first premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this September. Fox Searchlight is debuting The Secret Life of Bees in limited theaters starting on October 17th. The poster is featured below.