<i>Beasts of the Southern Wild</i>. 2012. USA. Directed by Benh Zeitlin
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    2012. USA. Benh Zeitlin. 93 min.

Followed by a discussion with Benh Zeitlin

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    2012. USA. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Closing-Night film of MoMA's 2012 New Directors/New Films festival and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of 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" (Sundance Film Festival). Print courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. 93 min.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2012

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