Beast of the Southern Wild: directed by Benh Zeitlin
This film does more than just pay tribute to the people of southern Louisiana, it’s a mystical and ferocious celebration of life. The story follows a 6 year old girl, Hush Puppy (played by stunning new-comer Quvenzhane Wallis), and her father living in an isolated fishing island south of the delta. After they are nearly wiped out by a storm, Hush Puppy brilliantly battles fate and the potential extinction of her people. A unique and passionate take on Americana.