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Aug 18

Film Night with Friends: Screening of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and locally-made film about the Malden River

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT

The Malden Recreation Department and the Filmbuilding Malden team present a “Film Night with Friends”, a fun introduction to the Filmbuilding Malden project and a family-friendly night of film with the showing of two films: “A River Ran Through Here” (6 minutes) and the feature film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” (92 minutes)

The evening begins at 7:30 with discussion and screening of “A River Ran Through Here”. Filmmakers will discuss their process and experience making the film. At 8:15pm, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” will be shown.

Bring snacks, water, bug spray, and something to sit on. 🙂


“A River Ran Through Here” 

“A River Ran Through Here” was created by four residents of Malden over a weekend “Filmbuilding Blast” in June. These novice filmmakers had never met nor created a film. With technical assistance from filmmaker Karen He and ongoing support from Kamila Rodrigues, Mavi Ruiz, Sophie Tran Luoung, Josh Perry, and Conrad Mitala produced a thoughtful reflection of the Malden  River: its history, future, and significance as a metaphor for Malden’s evolution. This film demonstrates the power of the filmbuilding process to create community and co-create a film that captures a meaningful and multilayered perspective of Malden as a place.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, 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. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.” (Criterion Pictures)

Director: Benh Zeitlin; Cast Quvenzhan Wallis, Dwight Henry, Jonshel Alexander, Joseph Brown, Kendra Harris, Henry D. Coleman


Malden Recreation Department – offers recreational programming and access/management of parks.

Filmbuilding Malden – a city-wide program that connects communities through collaborative filmmaking projects, film screenings, and public media art events.


August 18
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT
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Coytemore Lea Park
Mountain Ave
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Department of Recreation