‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ 'Aurochs' Featurette

Director Benh Zeitlin and writer Lucy Alibar explore the mythical beasts shown in this critically-acclaimed indie drama.
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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ 'Aurochs' Featurette

Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the critically-acclaimed indie currently playing in limited release. The story centers on Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a young girl trying to survive with her father (Dwight Henry) in an isolated bayou community known as "The Bathtub." Director Benh Zeitlin and screenwriter Lucy Alibar shed some light on the "aurochs" in the drama, these imaginary beasts Hushpuppy must contend with. Check out this featurette, that also shows how the filmmakers turned ordinary pigs into the mythical aurochs. You can also CLICK HERE to explore this intriguing world of The Bathtub.


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 was released June 27th, 2012.

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