Beasts of the Southern Wild


State TheatreFri, Aug 3, 2012 6:00 PM Stand-By Line Only  
Film Info
Section:Centerpiece Screening
Release Year:2012
Runtime:91 min
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Quvenzhané Wallis
Dwight Henry
Marilyn Barbarin
Kaliana Brower
Joseph Brown
Nicholas Clark
Jonshel Alexander
Director:Benh Zeitlin
Produced by:Michael Gottwald
Dan Janvey
Josh Penn
Screenwriter:Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
Cinematography:Ben Richardson
Editing By:Crockett Doob
Affonso Gonçalves
Music By:Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin


For all that six-year-old Hushpuppy knows, her home in “the Bathub” in Louisiana’s southern Delta may as well be at the end of the world—a mythical place cut off from society at large, where the resilience of the human spirit is pitted against the often cruel mistress of Mother Nature. When a storm of biblical proportions threatens to wash their home away, Hushpuppy and the citizens of the Bathtub band together to keep the hurricane at bay. First-time filmmaker Behn Zeitlin’s mad labor of love captures the essence of the indomitable American spirit, powered by the kind of freedom that comes only with being completely unafraid. All the more impressive for its humble homespun production ethic and its cast of non-professional actors (including Quvenzhané Wallis, one of the year’s greatest discoveries), this Sundance and Cannes award winner is not to be missed.


In Person: Executive producer Michael Raisler.

Additional Information


Judy Levin, Realtor