“Really a mysterious, modern Whitman poem in film form, Beasts of the Southern Wild is a strange and stirring emotional and spiritual odyssey. When the movie’s score, co-written by Brooklyn-based producer Dan Romer and Zeitlin, really gets going, soaring to orchestral heights as it runs alongside Hushpuppy through this liminal land between heaven and hell, the experience is enrapturing, the kind of swoon and swell we don’t often get from tiny indies with serious themes. A billowing meditation on nature and existence, Beasts of the Southern Wild reminds us not just of the unlimited possibilities of outsider cinema, but of something true and intrinsic within ourselves. It will make you want to run outside and yell joyously at the sky.”
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