The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Drama. Starring Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning, The Secret Life of Bees is the moving tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, 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, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna. Director: Gina Prince-Bythwood. Writers: Gina Prince-Bythwood & Sue Monk Kidd. Starring: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Wilds. Local Film Locations: Amuzu Theater, 111 N. Howe Street, Southport.