Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Abby and I saw a spellbinding movie this weekend called Beasts of the Southern Wild. (@beaststhemovie) We highly recomend going to see it. That’s why I’m posting the trailer today for our Monday inspiration. It’s the story of a little girl named Hushpuppy who lives deep in the Louisiana bayou with her father in place called the Bathtub. Go see it, and not just cause it’s set in my homeland of Louisiana. The move is riveting, and full of magical realism, which I love. This is what Ebert said about it:

This movie is a fantasy in many ways, but the authenticity and directness of the untrained actors make it effortlessly convincing.

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.

There is a great podcast interview with the filmmakers here. And you can read more about the film here. Or just go see it. Hopefully it’s playing near you.

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