Beasts of the Southern Wild

Benh Zeitlin
Running Time
93 mins

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.


By robin askew, Friday, Jul 12 2019

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