I am so excited for Beasts of the Southern Wild, a film akin to Pan’s Labyrinthe in imagination but with a decidedly more joyful feel (at least that’s what I’m getting from these here previews).  The plot:

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.

Thanks, Marshall, for sending this link my way!  In theatres June 27.  I will be there (I’m thinking this is more of a Ritz Five film than a Rave Theatre film) with my kid cap on.