Release date:June 27, 2012
(NY, LA; expands: July 6)
Studio:Fox Searchlight Pictures
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief
Screenwriters:Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Starring:Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry
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.