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Oswego Film Group Presents Oscar Nominated ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Film Group presents a free screening of the celebrated mystical drama nominated for four Academy Awards this year, Beasts of the Southern Wild, on March 6 at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E.Second St.

Quvenzhané Wallis stars in Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Oswego Film Group’s Academy Award season feature, showing March 6 in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Quvenzhané Wallis stars in Beasts of the Southern Wild, the Oswego Film Group’s Academy Award season feature, showing March 6 in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Set in a remote corner of the Louisiana bayou, the film tells the story of six-year-old Hushpuppy.

“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.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Beasts of the Southern Wild garnered a Best Picture nomination. The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (who, at 9, was the youngest performer ever nominated for Best Actress). Behn Zeitlin (26 at the time he made this film, his first feature) was nominated for both Best Director and co-writer for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Academy Award ceremony is February 24.

The event is open to the public.

Following the screening, all are invited to stay and join in a discussion of the film.

For more information, please visit Oswego Film Group’s blog: oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com, the film group’s Facebook page, or e-mail the group at [email protected]