Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Comes to Ludlow Nov.9


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"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Comes to Ludlow Nov.9
On November 9 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, FOLA will present the award-winning movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild", a film about the crises of the world as seen and imagined through the eyes of a child.
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions
Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and adapted by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one-act play Juicy and Delicious. After playing at film festivals, it was released on June 27, 2012, in New York and Los Angeles, and later expanded wider. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards, in the categories Best Picture, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin), and Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis). At age 9, Wallis became the youngest Best Actress nominee in history.
As with all FOLA movies, the film is open to everyone at no charge; donations are appreciated to underwrite the cost of the film presented. Popcorn will be supplied courtesy of Berkshire Bank. For additional information, check or call 802-228-7239.

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