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Free Movie Friday, Oct. 26: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College's Student Art Club continues its popular Free Movie Friday series Oct. 26 with the award-winning film Beasts of the Southern Wild at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the V. Earl Dickinson Building.

Beasts of the Southern Wild follows Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient wild cattle, Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love to prepare her for the unraveling of the universe and a time when Wink is no longer there to protect her.

Said to be "one of the year's best films" by film critic Roger Ebert, this first feature film by director Benh Zeitlin won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is rated PG-13.

The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive, and ample, free well-lit parking is located in front of the building, The Main Stage Theatre offers comfortable and spacious seating and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or contact Beryl Solla, professor of art, at 434.961.5362 or bsolla@pvcc.edu.