Beasts of the Southern Wild with Quvenzhané Wallis and Benh Zeitlin in person
Dir. Benh Zeitlin. 2012, 93 mins. DCP. With Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly. At the center of this raw and lyrical movie about a Louisiana island community on the brink of environmental disaster is the performance of Wallis as Hushpuppy, a charismatic and imaginative young girl who was abandoned by her mother and left to care for her ailing father. The film took prizes at both Cannes, where it won the Camera d’Or, and Sundance, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and prompted critic Manohla Dargis to write in The New York Times, “Nothing else at this year’s festival came close to stirring up the excitement and sense of discovery generated by Beasts.”
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This screening is presented as part of the series New Visions, in association with Persol. The Museum is pleased to continue its partnership with Persol, which began in 2011 with the first installation of PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film. The Museum hosted the second installation of the three-year exhibition in June, 2012.