This is the TFC Producers’ pick for August 2012. I led the discussion for it at the Grand Cinema yesterday; created some intense discussion time.


Rating: PG-13
Length: 91 minutes
Year: 2011
Actors: Quvenzhane Wallis, Lowell Landes, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly

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 game-changer that gets you excited about movies again. Star Quvenzhané Wallis is a flat-out amazement. — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone  

A stunning debut that finds its dandelion-haired heroine fighting rising tides and fantastic creatures in a mythic battle against modernity. — Peter Debruge, Variety 

Don’t miss this one. A brave and inspired antidote to time-wasting mainstream movies, it is unlike anything you’ve seen before or will likely ever see again. In short, it is unforgettable. — Rex Reed, New York Observer

Grand Cinema Feature Times for July 27-August 2. Per usual, folks, please get out and see this film ASAP. There are no guaranties that it will last more than a week.

Sun Jul 29, 2012 (11:30 AM), (1:40), 3:50, 6:50, 9:00
Mon Jul 30, 2012 (1:40), (3:50), 6:50, 9:00
Tue Jul 31, 2012 (1:40), (3:50), 6:50, 9:00
Wed Aug 1, 2012 (1:40), (3:50), 6:50, 9:00
Thu Aug 2, 2012 (1:40), (3:50), 6:50, 9:00


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