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Rated PG-13 · 91 min. · 2012

Drama


Featuring a cast of unknowns, this is an apocalyptic fever dream of the Mississippi Delta, haunted by the specter of Hurricane Katrina and our current ecological anxieties. We're introduced to a multi-ethnic band of Cajuns in the not-too-distant future, a group of defiant holdouts who hang on to their booze and crayfish and folk traditions even as their habitat vanishes around them. The story is told through the bright eyes of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a 6-year-old girl who lives with her dying father, Wink (Dwight Henry), who must teach her survival skills before the coming floods. This film, by newcomer Benh Zeitlin, overreaches for everything in sight, but for long periods, its grasp is true and strong.


See our full review: More on the levees in <i>Beasts of the Southern Wild</i>

More on the levees in Beasts of the Southern Wild

"Isle de Jean Charles—the real-life setting of The Bathtub, where the film's protagonists live—has undergone catastrophic loss. The island used to be four miles wide; now it's about 1,000 feet wide." — Barry Yeoman »

<i>Beasts of the Southern Wild</i> is an ambitious Cajun epic set in the all-too-near future

Beasts of the Southern Wild is an ambitious Cajun epic set in the all-too-near future

Featuring a cast of unknowns, Benh Zeitlin's film is an apocalyptic fever dream of the Mississippi Delta, haunted by the specter of Hurricane Katrina and our current ecological anxieties. »

Official Site: www.welcometothebathtub.com
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writer: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Producer: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey and Josh Penn
Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry

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