If your planning a Beats of the Southern Wild themed watch party, you may want to check out some of these tips. We scoured the internet for some inspiration for your Bathtub worthy bash.
Every party needs some tunes to set the mood. There are obvious choices like the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack or any album by the Lost Bayou Ramblers. (Check out Bayou Perdu off their A La Blue Moon record.) We also recommend NOLA jazz bands like, Preservation Hall Band, Soul Rebels and the Rebirth Brass Band for some added pop.
Did you know production designer, Alex DiGerlando and his team created many of the sets you see in the movie from found objects? The blue 'boat' that Hushpuppy and Wink use to travel in was actually constructed from director Benh Zeitlin's pick up truck. After Benh's car inexplicably exploded during pre-production, the art department salvaged it into the indelible floating vessel that helped carry Hushpuppy and her daddy to safety.
The point is, get creative with decorations. Find items around your home that you can reuse or reimagine into a festive centerpiece. It can be as simple as spray painting empty wine bottles or jars and filling them with wild flowers or drilling holes out of an old coffee tin and planting them with an herb or pepper plant. In fact, here are twenty other ways you can reuse a tin can.
FOOD & SPIRITS
Beasts is a movie that we hope will inspire conversation. Much has been written about the film and we're working on compiling all the critical and casual analysis that has been generated about it for you. But whether the conversation happens organically or you lead it with a specific topic in mind, take a moment to reflect on the film. You'll be surprised at how different individual interpretation and response can be.
After the discussion, unleash your inner Beast on this crab piñata.
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