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.
Living in "the Bathtub," a marginal Delta community in southern Louisiana, six-year-old Hushpuppy sets out in search of her lost mother on a makeshift raft after her father falls ill and nature seems to unleash its fury in rising floodwaters and attacks from prehistoric creatures called aurochs.
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