Sundance 2012: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Has Buyers Roaring Benh Zeitlin's debut film prompts a standing ovation and interest from Fox Searchlight, Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics and The Weinstein Co.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Synopsis and Credits

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" stars Dwight Henry and Quvenzhané Wallis.

Directed by Benh Zeitlin.
Written by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar.
Produced by Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, and Michael Gottwald.
Production company/distributor: Fox Searchlight.

Release Date: June 27, 2012


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