Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012 film
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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2011) - A six-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director Benh Zeitlin that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down, nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to locate the mother she's never known.

Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

http://www.allmovie.com/movie/beasts-of-the-southern-wild-v555039

Beasts of the Southern Wild PG-13 | 1h 33min | Drama, Fantasy | 5 July 2012 (Russia) - Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother. Written by Sundance Film Festival

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125435/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Dan Janvey
Josh Penn
Michael Gottwald
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Lucy Alibar
Benh Zeitlin
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Juicy and Delicious
by Lucy Alibar
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Quvenzhané Wallis
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Music by
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
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Crockett Doob
Affonso Gonçalves
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Journeyman Pictures
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  • January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) (Sundance)
  • June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27) (US)
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Running time
93 minutes
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United States
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Language
English
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Budget
$1.8 million
Box office
$23.3 million

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Wink: I'm your daddy, and it's my job to take care of you, OK?
  • Motion Picture Association of America® No. 47448.
  • Quvenzhané Wallis and her mom admit that they fibbed about Quvenzhané's age, claiming she was at least six years old, as required to audition, when she was only five. According to director Benh Zeitlin, Nazie, as she is called, beat out almost 4,000 other area kids considered for the lead role.
  • "Beasts" was truly a collaboration of director Benh Zeitlin 's circle of family and friends. He was assisted on set by his sister, artist Eliza Zeitlin, and the movie was co-produced by fellow Wesleyan grads Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey. Zeitlin's hometown neighbor from Westchester county, NY, Crockett Doob--son of filmmaker Nick Doob--contributed as the movie's editor and longtime New York City-area friend Dan Romer co-wrote the music with Zeitlin.
  • The film won the Mejor Largometraje Ópera Prima Internaciónal (Best International Debut Feature) award at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, which was held in July 2012, along with the New Horizon/Special Jury Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October.
  • The 65-member film crew included two residents of south Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, where most of the filming took place: Mike Arcenauax, who helped with special equipment (especially boats), and Barbara Dupre in catering.

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