Beasts of the Southern Wild
(USA/2012—directed by Benh Zeitlin) In a forgotten bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero (played by the indomitable Quvenzhané Wallis) learns to survive catastrophes of epic proportions.
The special exhibit Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA (through June 6, 2018) presents a range of works from the DIA’s collections that are concerned with representations of home. Works in a variety of media both affirm symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a source of comfort, belonging and permanency. Making Home On Film will present a series, both fictional and documentary, that explores diverse examples of the places we call home.
Free with museum admission.
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.