GUEST FILMMAKER: PRODUCER MICHAEL GOTTWALD IN ATTENDANCE FOR Q&A - TUE 8/28 @ 5:15p & 7:30p
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
An award-winning standout on the festival circuit from Sundance to Cannes, this stunning debut film from director Behn Zeitlin creates a spellbinding world to get lost in, a world of beauty, terror and mythic wonder, with an amazingly captivating performance from newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis, as the film's tiny folk hero who narrates the story.