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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) is six years old and a survivor. Her world is "The Bathtub," a surreal Southern Delta community of our wildest childhood fantasies and worst post-Katrina nightmares. Faced with the gradual decline of her father and sole guardian, Wink, Hushpuppy ventures into a world of mythical beasts, melting icecaps, and an adventure that is as much out of a child's storybook as it is a post-apocalyptic tale of survival against all too familiar landscapes.

Free and open to the public.


Part of the 2016–2017 film series at the Schlesinger Library.

Famously, one is "not born a woman, but made." But what is she before?

This year-long film series will explore the power, precarity, and politics of "girlhood" through popular mythologies of "the girl" in narrative arts and visual culture.

Each evening's feature presentation will feature a brief introductory program of opening remarks, film shorts, and/or selected readings.

Curated by Katie B. Kohn, a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in film and visual studies through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.