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Beasts of the Southern Wild - at the Rio

“In a bayou somewhere in southern America, 6-year-old girl Hushpuppy lives with her father Wink in a self-sustaining community called the Bathtub. Living outside of the western world, they learn to survive together, battling against the elements and hunting for food. For Hushpuppy, affectionately dubbed "boss lady" by her father, every day is like a holiday. However, when Wink's health begins to deteriorate and a storm strikes the Bathtub, Hushpuppy quickly begins to see her universe unravel. … Director Benh Zeitlin tells his story through the eyes of his pint-sized protagonist, fusing coming-of-age and father-daughter tales with magical escapist fantasy. Shooting in real Louisiana locations with 16mm film, Zeitlin brings a poetic, Terrence Malick-like visual style to his debut feature. … Beasts of the Southern Wild is a flawless debut feature, and one that lingers on the mind long after it's over.” – from the Digital Spy review

“[F]eaturing phenomenal performances and a rare, beautiful glimpse at a vanishing world, it shares with The Artist that sense of the magic of cinema, an insistence that, on screen, wondrous things can be born from the simplest ideas. ***** ” – from the Independent review

The trailer is available on YouTube.

Tickets are available from the Rio website. As seating is unallocated, please buy your own ticket/s.

I would be grateful if all members would contribute £1 on arrival on the evening (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks very much in advance.

I'm planning to stay on after the screening, for drinks or a bite to eat, at one of the cafe-bars a few doors north of the cinema on Kingsland Road. Anyone who likes is very welcome to join me.

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  • Azeem M.

    I don't think I've ever seen a film quite like this. Amazing performances and a great portrait of growing up in a bayou community.

    October 28, 2012

  • Jane

    Like nothing else I've ever seen - beautiful, unruly, anarchic - hugely worthwhile - marvellous performances

    October 26, 2012

  • Cedric K.

    Alas, I've seen it already, but for what it's worth highly recommend it and the Rio. Don't let the Terrence Malick comparison (by Digital Spy) put you off; trying to find something to compare it to is equally likely to suggest Peter Weir and John Boorman. Don't think it will sell out.

    October 24, 2012

  • Clare

    Can we get tickets on the night or do we need to pre-book them?

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Mexico but hope to come to a Meetup soon!

    October 17, 2012

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