In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), 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. The fantastical and striking narrative drama Beasts of the Southern Wild is director and co-writer Benh Zeitlin's feature film debut. Official Web Site
A discussion with co-writer/Director Benh Zeitlin, stars Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, and cinematographer Ben Richardson, moderated by Los Angeles Times journalist John Horn. Recorded June 30, 2012 at The Landmark in West L.A.Landmark Theatres Exclusive!
Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry