About

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack – temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of preh...

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Directed by

Benh Zeitlin

Written by

Benh Zeitlin (Screenplay)
Lucy Alibar (Screenplay)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

I gotta take care of mine.

Cast

Keywords

based on play or musical celebration storm global warming hurricane bayou lost mother refugee camp prehistoric creature shrimp explosive flooding melting ice caps crab submerged wild man auroch tough love defrost levee salt water crawfish shrimping grits african american child

Photos

Lists

#205 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Quvenzhané Wallis

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay