The Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF) will host an exclusive complimentary red carpet pre-release screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild in Baton Rouge on Thursday, July 19.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Louisiana-shot film that won awards at Sundance and Cannes this year as a festival sensation, is now headed for general release in theaters. Although it was Benh Zeitlin’s feature film directorial debut, it received rave reviews from the critics, and is highly anticipated by filmgoers.
The film was shot on a limited budget with untrained actors in a remote part of South Louisiana, and features an unlikely hero, a little girl called “Hushpuppy.” The film resonates with many people as an allegory for Hurricane Katrina that devastated the Gulf Coast a few years ago, but it blends the real and imaginary in a mystical story about love, hope and survival.
The screening will begin at 7pm on Thursday, July 19, at the Cinemark Perkins Rowe Theater located at 10000 Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge.
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