Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Screening Date: 7th November,
  • Starring: Quvenzhan√© Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Amber Henry, Jonshel Alexander
  • Directed by: Benh Zeitlin (feature debut)
  • Running time: 91 minutes
  • Rating: (M) contains violence & horror.

In this Sundance and Cannes-winning drama, six-year-old Hushpuppy searches for her lost mother in swampland off the Louisiana coast, set against the backdrop of an environmental catastrophe that’s unleashed an army of prehistoric creatures.

Hushpuppy (newcomer Quvenzhan√© Wallis) lives with her father in a southern Delta community cut off from the rest of the world. But when his health suddenly deteriorates, nature also tips out of balance and the girl is forced to go in search of her mother while the planet faces melting ice caps, rising temperatures and the impending threat of the creatures called ‘aurochs’.