Beasts of the Southern Wild
Indie Films Fernie is bringing one of the most talked about movies of 2012 to town. Nominated for four Academy Awards, don’t miss the chance to see a special screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild on Tuesday.
The fantasy film tells the story of six-year-old Hushpuppy, a girl existing on the brink of orphan-hood. Living in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, 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, this tiny hero must learn to survive an unstoppable catastrophe of epic proportions.
Portraying Hushpuppy is actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who at the age of 9 is the youngest ever nominee for a Best Actress Oscar.
The film won the Camera d’Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival.
Beasts of the Southern Wild will play at The Arts Station this Tuesday at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but with limited space there are only 90 spots available. Tickets can be picked up before the show at The Arts Station.