Beast of the Southern Wild
Oscar Tune Up: Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Friday & Saturday, February 15-16, 5:30pm
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 her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
Director: Benh Zeitlin 2012 USA 93min. PG-13 35mm
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards: Actress in a Leading Role, Best Picture, Directing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)