The Africana Studies Presents:
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Drama/Fantasy (PG-13 - 93 Minutes)
Click here to view the movie trailer.
- Friday, September 28, 2012 7:30 P.M.
- Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:30 P.M.
- Sunday, September 30, 2012 2:00 P.M.
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012 7:30 P.M.
- Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:30 P.M.
- Friday, October 5, 2012 7:30 P.M.
- Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:30 P.M.
A portion of the proceeds for the October 5 and 6 screenings will be donated to Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity.
In a forgotten but defiant Louisiana bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl (Hushpuppy, played by Quvenshané Wallis) exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, 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 in order to save her ailing father (Dwight Henry) and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. Hollywood on High is delighted to be able to bring you this superbly reviewed film by a first-time director (Benh Zeitlin) who is likely to garner an Oscar nomination. Beasts has already won four awards at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, including the critics' prize, and the Cinematography and Grand Jury prizes at Sundance 2012.
*Sponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies, American Studies at Dickinson College and the Carlisle Theatre and Performing Arts Center*