Beasts of the Southern Wild Screening

You are invited to attend:


A film screening and critical discussion

A special Black History Month presentation by the
Department of African American & African Studies and the Black Student Union
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Film Screening
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.

A post-screening discussion about the film will feature:

Leola Johnson, professor and chair of Media and Cultural Studies, Macalester College
Darryl Bullock, filmmaker
ShaVunda Horsley, actress
Keith Mayes, professor of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota

For more information, call or email:, 612-624-9847.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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