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Saint Louis Art Museum: Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Saint Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

To celebrate Black History Month, the Saint Louis Art Museum will screen films starring, directed, or produced by African Americans. Tickets are $5 (free for members); advance tickets recommended.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
In a forgotten but defiant 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 childish 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 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 is the four-time Academy Award nominated feature debut from director Benh Zeitlin and his filmmaking family, Court 13 Films, starring newcomers Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.

Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets may be reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through MetroTix at, or by phone at 314.534.1111. All tickets reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets reserved at the Museum. Same day tickets, if available, can be obtained on-site only.