Myth and reality mix in the film "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a flick that will be shown for free at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, on Saturday as part of its weekly matinee series.
The struggle to survive in the Bathtub, an area of southern Louisiana cut off from the rest of the state by a levee, is seen through the eyes of the child Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." She and her father are part of a close-knit community and he's determined to make her self-sufficient by teaching her to live off and land and water. When her father becomes ill, Hushpuppy searches for the mother she's never known.
"Beasts" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. At its center is an amazing performance by Quvenzhane Wallis, who was six at the time the film was shot. She received numerous awards and nominations from film critics groups, along with an Oscar nod.
The film will be shown for free at 2 p.m., Saturday.
For more information, visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030.