STAFF TRAINING DAY: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
|Starring||Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD was a tremendous success at Sundance this year (winning the Grand Jury prize and Best Cinematography), and it's been called one of the best films of the year by many critics. Hushpuppy, a six-year girl from the southern Delta, leaves her home on a search for her lost mother as she battles her father's ailing health and a host of prehistoric creatures released by changing environmental forces. Hushpuppy charges forward fearlessly on her quest as the apocalypse unfolds around her in this miraculous, moving film.
A stunning achievement from first time director Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a remarkable tribute to an indomitable spirit. (Meredith Borders)
"Dense and lyrical, moving and odd, Beasts of the Southern Wild is the sort of film that makes Sundance worth attending. It's unconventional in an honest, inspiring way. This is a film that reminds us that vision and drive can be two of the most important elements of cinema."--Devin Faraci, BADASS DIGEST
"A stunning debut that finds its dandelion-haired heroine fighting rising tides and fantastic creatures in a mythic battle against modernity."--Peter Debruge, VARIETY
"It's undoubtedly something extraordinary: like a live-action Miyazaki film, with Days Of Heaven narration, set in a dirt-poor community at an unspecified time of crisis."--Noel Murray, AV CLUB
"One of the most striking films ever to debut at the Sundance Film Festival...An exceptional American independent feature." -Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER