UPDATE | Thursday, Jan. 28, 3:02pm:

DFI has added an additional screening of “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. In addition to showing the film through Wednesday, it will also screen it on Thursday, Jan 31. at 7pm


UPDATE | Thursday, Jan. 24, 5:30pm:

Tonight’s screening of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. Here’s the message the Doha Film Institute sent us:

Due to technical difficulties, the first Katara DFI Cinema screening of ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ has been cancelled for this evening (24 January, 7:00 pm). Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that this has caused.

However, we remain confident that this multi-Oscar-nominated film will impress you when you do see it. Your tickets for today’s screening will be valid for any of the screenings between 25- 30 January. If you are unable to attend future showings, please contact us at [email protected] with a request for a refund and we will issue a full refund to your credit card.

If you’re already there though, you could catch the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers.


Doha Film Institute will on Thursday begin screening a new film: Beasts of the Southern Wild.

The Sundance and Cannes award winning film directed by director Behn Zeitlin tells the fantastical story of a six-year-old girl “on the brink of orphanhood” in a southern Louisiana bayou community.

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and will be playing at the Katara Drama Theater (Building 16) from Jan. 24-30.

Tickets are available through the DFI website for 35 QR.

Here’s the trailer:

They’ve also offered us two pairs of tickets to the Qatar premiere on Thursday night at 7pm. If you’d like one of those pairs (two tickets), drop us a line on [email protected] – it’s first come, first serve.

Update: Tickets are gone – congrats to Sajidah and Jean-Marc for responding first. Enjoy the movie.

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