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Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 01:00pm

"The Secret Life of Bees"

Starring Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, and Queen Latifah, Rated PG-13; 110 minutes

As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program’s Modern Fiction Week, there will be a special showing of “The Secret Life of Bees”. The Secret Life of Beesis the heartwarming story of a young girl who finds love and acceptance from a trio of independent sisters. The Secret Life of Bees is based on the bestselling book by Sue Monk Kidd. Fourteen year old Lily (Dakota Fanning) has a troubled relationship with her abusive father T. Ray (Paul Bettany). Lily's only friend is her caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). Set in South Carolina in 1964, Rosaleen's life is threatened by racists who'd just as soon see her dead than exercise her right to vote. Lily runs away with her to a town she believes may hold the secrets of her mother's life. There the pair meet the Boatwright sisters who produce the area's famous Black Madonna honey. They sisters eventually provide Lily with the unconditional love she never felt she had and also show Rosaleen that being a black woman in the South doesn't mean she can't have a sense of worth.