Sep 6 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community, cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes the natural world is in balance with the universe, until a fierce storm shatters her reality. Our tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
Made on a shoestring by a resourceful New Orleans-based collective, BEASTS OF A SOUTHERN WILD is a passionate, unruly explosion of Americana that winks at skepticism, laughs at sober analysis, and stares down criticism. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, it was the surprise hit of this year’s Sundance festival.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD plays one show only, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 6, at the Empire Theatres Studio 10, 325 Prince St., Sydney. Tickets: $11; Students $7. A seasons pass for all 13 fall movies costs $90 (a $53 savings).