Beasts of the Southern Wild
Starts Friday, January 25 at the Loft Theater, 3233 E. Speedway. Show times are 11:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in their new stadium theater #3.
2013 Academy Award Nominee! Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay
See one of the year’s best films again on the big screen before this year’s Oscar telecast on February 24th!
“Sometime miraculous films come into being, made by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the year’s best films.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy (the extraordinary Quvenzhané Wallis, making her film debut) exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. This imaginative, fantastical and visually striking drama, the debut feature film from director/co-writer Benh Zeitlin, has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actress, Director and Adapted Screenplay. (Dir. by Benh Zeitlin, 2012, 93 mins., Rated PG-13, Fox Searchlight) Digital
I’m happy that this movie is returning to the Loft, as I saw the preview several times, but somehow missed its showing. And it’s hard to believe that the main actress young Quvenzhane is making her debut in this movie (and she’s already being nominated for Best Actress).