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Movies | Film
(2012) Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Screenplay by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, based on the play by Lucy Alibar. Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry.
Back on the big screen by popular demand! Armed with a 16mm camera and a limited budget, a collective of filmmakers took off for a remote Louisiana bayou to make a movie (with non-professional actors Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry) about a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy and her father Wink, living on the economic edge. What they came back with is homegrown magic realism and two astonishing performances that left high budget films in the dust. Much of the enchantment springs from Hushpuppy, a fiercely imaginative child whose spirit is alive to the beauty - and dangers - of the natural world. 93 min.