Down in the Louisiana bayou, the area known as ‘The Bathtub’ is grim and depressing. The poor struggle to survive and reside in rusty, ramshackle homes. Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is virtually an orphan, living alone in a trailer propped up on a pair of oil drums. When her beloved if rather wild father Wink (Dwight Henry) is around, he sleeps in his own shack. To imaginative Hushpuppy, The Bathtub is a magical place, filled with semi-wild animals. In her inter-connected universe, everything fits together perfectly. But it all comes crashing down when Wink falls ill and nature slips spectacularly out of balance.
Based on a stage play by Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin‘s beautiful, poetic 2012 film about childhood, innocence and imagination features a hugely impressive central performance by its Oscar nominated young star.
Deckchair seating will be provided on a first come first served basis for Big Screen Bristol’s free outdoor screening in Millennium Square. Go here for more information.