BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD|
Directed by Benh Zeitlin
With Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry
Meet the Filmmakers: Discussion with cinematographer Ben Richardson (schedule permitting), moderated by Susanna Styron.
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, six-year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe. A fierce storm changes her reality as she struggles to save her ailing father and sinking home. 2012, USA, 93 minutes, rated PG-13 for disturbing images
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Cannes Film Festival: Best First Film
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize
"Shot in Louisiana, with non-professional actors and apparently set-designed from a junkyard, Beasts of the Southern Wild marks one of the most auspicious American directorial debuts in years." Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Beasts of the Southern Wild transports us to places that are peculiar and dangerous and magical, and makes us feel weirdly at home." Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There's no trace of calculation, only artistic ambitions and hopes that have come to fruition in the year's finest film thus far." Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"It's hard not to see Beasts as an expression of post-affluent America. And here's the surprise: the grinding Great Recession may never offer up a movie as happy, or as inspired by poetry and dream, as this one." David Denby, The New Yorker
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Nyack Center (View)
Broadway at Depew Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
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