I saw Spellbound last night – it’s a great documentary that follows eight kids through their regional spelling bees to the 1997 national competition. It’s quite funny and entertaining, as well as being a nice “slice of life” film documenting quite a few different ways of living in this country. Only a few times does it push its message to hard, and the rest of the time it’s relaxed enough to let the kids and parents speak for themselves. Definitely check it out.

posted June 12, 2003 – 9:23 am
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