Opening in theatres this Friday from director Benh Zeitlin and Court 13 Pictures comes a look inside the mind of a child who sees BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.

This film tells the story of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), a six-year-old girl living with her father Wink (Dwight Henry) in a place in the Southern Delta they call The Bathtub.

Wink is ill and tries to prepare Hushpuppy with tough love and the ability to take care of herself. But in Hush Puppy’s world things are now out of whack as a prehistoric beast known as aurochs have been released from the polar ice caps. The storm comes for The Bathtub and everyone in it.

With everyone so out of sorts for Hushpuppy, she goes in search of her long lost mother to help set things right. In a moment her life comes into focus as she takes on everything that lay in front of her, even the aurochs.

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  1. Justin
    September 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Wonderful, detailed rvieew! I saw this movie as well, in Nashville, at just about our only progressive theater (the other theaters often won’t have films such as this it is too controversial’).Mr. Parker, the co-producer, was there along with Mr. Henry ( Wink ) and answered audience questions. Later, Mr Parker clarified some of the details which had confused me: the beasts were meant to represent global climate change (I took them to be the overbearing government outside of the Bathtub). The plot was meant to be interpreted, more or less, by the viewer and to cause people to think about our preconceived notions of many cultural norms. And, Mr. Henry, from New Orleans, explained there is a real Bathtub which is an island off the coast. Once inhabited by 300 families and about 30 by 30 miles in size, it is now about 3 miles square and inhabited by only 20 to 30 families. Hushpuppy’s experiences are based, somewhat, on real life.And that was the shocker to me!Thanks for visiting my blog to read what I had to say (not nearly so detailed and expert!) about the movie. I am a 67 year old, retired grandmother (I am not from the South, but I was a stockbroker for a while financial industry, your field of study, interesting coincidence? by the way) who likes to see intriguing movies. Thanks for the great write up!

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