Beasts of the Southern Wild has been on our minds since 2012: a poetic, Malick-esque piece of Southern Gothic, responding to Hurricane Katrina. If you missed this Sundance Grand Jury winner – or can’t wait to re-visit its magical world – you’re in luck. This summer the Barbican will screen the film, with live accompaniment from The Serious Orchestra, conducted by American hotshot Ryan McAdams.
The film’s composer Dan Romer, along with director and co-composer Benh Zeitlin, will join the Orchestra. Zeitlin’s directorial debut follows Hushpuppy, a feisty six year old, as she negotiates the challenges of poverty, an increasingly ill father, natural disaster and the mysterious, menacing beasts that emerge in the storm-wrecked bayou landscape.
Romer and Zeitlin’s music is the film’s backbone. The score was composed as the script was written - not afterwards, as is usual. Combining the traditional Cajun music of Louisiana with joyous orchestral symphonies, this rich music is the unsung hero of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Jump at the unique chance to hear it live.
|What||Beasts of the Southern Wild Live, Barbican|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 30 Jul 14, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to book via Barbican's website.|