The most acclaimed American film of the year, Beasts of the Southern Wild is a dazzling, fantastical film about Hushpuppy (fireball Quvenzhane Wallis--a newcomer who beat out over 3,500 other girls for the role), a fearless six-year-old living with her father in an isolated bayou community called "the Bathtub." As her father falls ill and a fierce storm encroaches on the Bathtub, Hushpuppy must learn how to survive. Drawing comparisons to Mark Twain and Terrence Malick, this fresh and truly independent film won both the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d'Or at Cannes.
"Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you've never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the year's best films." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)