Spellbound


1h 37m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to Washington D.C. for the 1999 National Spelling Bee Finals.

Film Details

Also Known As
Spellbound (Al pie de la letra)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Apocalypse; Cinetic Media; Fortissimo Films; HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Cathay Film Organization; Cinemax; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Karmafilms (Spain); Metrodome Distribution; Sam Film; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to

Film Details

Also Known As
Spellbound (Al pie de la letra)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Apocalypse; Cinetic Media; Fortissimo Films; HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Cathay Film Organization; Cinemax; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Karmafilms (Spain); Metrodome Distribution; Sam Film; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2002

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the IFP West/Los Angeles Film Festival 2002.

Released in United States Spring April 30, 2003

Released in United States May 16, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2004

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States June 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States 2010

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 8-12, 2002.

Shown at IFP West/Los Angeles Film Festival June 20-29, 2002.

Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Ripping Reality) April 29-May 9, 2010.

Aired in USA on Cinemax Cable Network December 16, 2003.

Released in United States Spring April 30, 2003

Released in United States May 16, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2004

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 8-12, 2002.)

Released in United States June 2002 (Shown at IFP West/Los Angeles Film Festival June 20-29, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Ripping Reality) April 29-May 9, 2010.)

Winner of the 2003 Documentary Jury Prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.