Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama follows the tumultuous journey taken by Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a fiercely independent 6-year-old sharing a ramshackle home with her father (Dwight Henry) in a Louisiana bayou community. As an impending storm threatens everyone's survival, the girl sets out on her own, hoping for a reunion with her absent mother and haunted by visions of untamed creatures roaming the wilderness. With Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; "making of" featurette.