Rated PG-13 · 93 minutes · 2012

One of the signature films of 2012 and one of the more creative American movies in a long while, Beasts of the Southern Wild introduces us to life in The Bathtub, a desolate island in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans. It introduces us to a Hurricane Katrina-like storm that will surely wipe out The Bathtub. And it introduces us to a classic father-child combination: Wink (Dwight Henry) and the precocious Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis). We see the fate of The Bathtub through Hushpuppy’s 6-year-old eyes, and it’s a fantastic bit of wonderment.

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Official Site: beastsofthesouthernwild.com
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Producer: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Philipp Engelhorn, Paul Mezey and Michael Raisler
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Nicholas Clark and Jovan Hathaway


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Colorado Springs Independent Talk about the passion: Beasts of the Southern Wild It's so compelling as a character study that it's somehow disappointing when it veers into obvious allegory. by Scott Renshaw 07/25/2012
Memphis Flyer Swept Away A Katrina-informed Delta fable is one of the year's most interesting films. by Chris Herrington 07/26/2012
The Coast Halifax Beasts of the Southern Wild A dream world with social, political and economic meaning by Molly Segal 07/26/2012
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Charleston City Paper Don't believe the hype about Beasts of the Southern Wild Beasts of the Southern Wild is a gumbo of melting snow caps, fragile father-daughter relationships, locavorism, Katrina conspiracy theories, and giant prehistoric pigs. by Isaac Weeks 07/25/2012
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Style Weekly Movie Review: "Beasts of the Southern Wild." A child's imagination floods this sometimes confounding film. by Wayne Melton 07/24/2012
East Bay Express Beasts of the Southern Wild Hushpuppy in Wonderland. by Kelly Vance 07/11/2012
Chicago Reader The haunting southern gothic Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild portrays life on a Louisiana floodplain by J.R. Jones 07/03/2012

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