This strange and intense movie uses magical realism to tell the story of a young girl named Hushpuppy who comes into her own while surviving a devastating flood of the Louisiana Delta with her alcoholic father. It chronicles the gut-wrenching tragedies and heartwarming triumphs this little girl experiences as she learns about her own strength and courage in the face of disaster. Hushpuppy is my hero.
"Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhan Wallis delivers an Oscar -worthy performance (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a busted universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts."
Benh Zeitlin, Nicholas Clark, Jimmy Lee Moore, Levy Easterly, Henry D. Coleman, Joseph Brown, Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Amber Henry, Jonshel Alexander, Kaliana Brower, Philip Lawrence, Hannah Holby, Jovan Hathaway, Kendra Harris, Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar, Lucy Alibar