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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Dir. Benh Zeitlin USA 93 min PG-13

2012 Fox Searchlight

We’ve never forgotten the mystical beauty of the story of a girl named Hushpuppy. 

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.

“The standout of this year’s Sundance and among the best films to play at the festival in two decades.” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

“BEAST OF THE SOUTHERN WILD culminates in a thrilling finale, and a last shot that’s one of the damnedest things I’ve ever seen on a screen, affirming the movie’s notion that the most important task that we undertake is to leave our own mark, to be seen for generations to come. As far as BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is concerned: mission accomplished.” (Noel Murray, The AV Club)

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