Survival of the fittest displayed in film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
On Saturday July 7th, a sold out crowd attended the sneak preview of the award winning film, “Beasts of a Southern Wild.” Director Benh Zeitlin’s 2012 film has created quite the stir this year at both the Cannes Festival (in May by winning the “Camera d’Or” rookie of the year award) and by packing the house at the Sundance Film Festival (in January). The preview was shown at the High Museum of Art Atlanta in the Rich Theatre, past the current exhibits that are on display dealing with the pollution in Mississippi and Louisiana.
The story which is originally written by Lucy Alibar – shows the struggles of a community and the ways in which they pass on their values, myths, beliefs and attitudes to their youth. This film is very deep, symbolic, and poetic, ensuring conversation afterwards of how inevitably we all end up in the same boat. The main characters are the brave strong-willed six year old girl Hushpuppy (played by Quvenzhane [say Kwah-vahn-JAHN-ay] Wallis and her father Wink (Dwight Henry). It depicts the story of, “Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the Bathtub.”
The film will be released July 13 and can be seen here in Atlanta at Tara Cinemas located at 2345 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA (404)634-6288