BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (7.30pm)
An visionary independent film that burst head and shoulders above the rest in 2012, Beasts tells the story of a marginal community battling the encroaching water levels of the Louisiana Bayou and the outside world. Heavy on magical realism and imbuded with righteous anger, it boasts a stunning Oscar nominated performance by child newcomer Ouvenhane Wallis. As 6 year old Hushpuppy, she is magnificently fearless as she fights to keep her family and community together despite all odds, not to mention the occasional mythical creature. Beasts will sweep you away downstream on an unforgettable journey into the heart of modern day America.
Director: Benh Zeitlin Starring: Ouvenhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Esterly
(2012, 1hr 33mins, Drama/Fantasy)