Beasts of the Southern Wild made its debut in 2012 and went on to be nominated for four Academy Awards. Set in an isolated community deep in the Louisiana bayou, this film deals with the impact of global warming through the experiences of a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy. The film has a dreamlike quality, but the central character is very true to life. At its core, this film depicts a resilient child attempting to carve out a future in a world beset by problems that are not of her own making.
The film series will run through the middle of May. The next film in the series is To Kill a Mockingbird, which will be shown on March 24. The third film, Sounder, will be shown on April 7, followed by The Reivers on April 14 and Night of the Hunter on May 12. All of the films will be shown in the Main Library’s Francis Auditorium and will start at 2:00 p.m. I hope these dates work for you and that I will see you at the movies.
Aaron Toscano recently presented a paper titled “The Video Game as Political Scapegoat: Anxieties, Contradictions, and Hyperbole” at the Popular Culture Association Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Quirky Quiz Question — One of the films featured in the upcoming film series is The Reivers. Do you know the name of the author who wrote the novel upon which this film is based?
Last week’s answer: He spelled his name Geisel backwards publishing as Theo LeSieg.
Dr. Seuss is one of Theodor Seuss Giesel’s pen names, but it is not his only pen name. He often used another pan name for the beginner books that he wrote but did not illustrate. What pen name did he use for these books?