Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Extras: Making Of, Casting, Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary, Award-winning short film ‘Glory At Sea’, Trailer.
Every year there are a few films that unexpectedly hit the mainstream and Beasts Of The Southern Wild is a prime example with all the right intentions. Set in a southern community and seemingly cut off from the rest of the modern Western world, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her alcoholic father Wink (Dwight Henry) in what they call the ‘Bathtub’.
In this screenplay by Lucy Alibar and director Benh Zeilin, tough love and life, has never been a more relative observation as Hushpuppy lives like an adult but is only 6-years-old. Her home is her own shack on stilts above any possible high-tides and when a bell rings in her hut, this indicates dinner is ready and she sprints