Beasts of the Southern Wild

by admin on May 17, 2012

Directed by Benh Zeitlin
Written by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack-temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Screening at Cinema Society in June

Followed by a Q&A with director Benh Zeitlin, Writer Lucy Alibar, Actor Dwight Henry and Actress Quvenzhané Wallis