101 min | PG13
A Sundance Film Festival sensation, this stunning film is destined to be one of 2012’s most hotly discussed features. With an incredible cast of non–professionals, the film tells an inspiring story of survival in the southernmost marshes of Louisiana known as The Bathtub. Focusing on a resilient six–year–old girl, magnificently played by Quvenzhane Wallis, the film salutes the tenacity and camaraderie of the Bathtub dwellers. They must endure not only the ravages of nature but also the attacks of predatory creatures thawed by ice marshes. Each frame reveals director Zeitlin’s fascination with the environment and his regard for human spirit.
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Quevenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly