Video: ‘Beasts’ director talks about filming in La.

Fox Searchlight Pictures photo by JESS PINKHAM -- Quvenzhane Wallis left, portrays Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry is Wink in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Louisiana-shot film will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Fox Searchlight Pictures photo by JESS PINKHAM -- Quvenzhane Wallis left, portrays Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry is Wink in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Louisiana-shot film will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Writer/Director Benh Zeitlin talks about his newest film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” In this film, which takes place in a forgotten but defiant bayou community, 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. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” opens in Baton Rouge on July 20.