Jeffrey Blitz, 97 mins, USA, 2003, 35mm

 image from spellbound
Eight teenage finalists in the United States' National Spelling Bee square off in the ultimate spelling challenge.

Out of 9,000,000 original entrants, only 249 finalists get to make the trip to Washington DC to vie for the coveted title of National Champion. It's a gruelling test of nerves, memory, logic and luck.

Angela, April, Ashley, Emily, Harry (who speaks 'robot'), Neil, Nupur and Ted all want to win - for reasons they candidly share on camera - and are studying hard to prepare for the two-day final.

Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary in 2003.

"Will have your inner geek up and cheering!" Entertainment Weekly

Dates   Sun 18 Sep 2005, 10.30am & 1pm
Admission   Tickets $5
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