Friday, February 24, 2012

Women's Film Series to screen "The Secret Life of Bees" Feb. 27

By Danny Messinger, Tech Today student writer

HOUGHTON -- The Spring 2012 Women's Film Series will host a screening of The Secret Life of Bees at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in Fisher 129 on the Michigan Tech campus.

The film, set in 1964 during the civil rights movement, follows a young girl as she flees from home with her caretaker to a South Carolina town, where they are taken in by three bee-keeping sisters. The film stars Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Hudson.

The screening is part of a monthly film series sponsored by Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Women's Programming Committee and the Women's Leadership Council. Three more films are scheduled this semester.

The event is free and open to the public.

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