Oh, yay...just found out this starts in Knoxville at Downtown West on July 27...I think this will be my 2012 real-theater birthday movie! See trailer below the clip.
Interesting review by Jarvis DeBerry (Nola Times-Picayune) of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild':
For all our celebration of the Underground Railroad, it’s important to acknowledge that not every African who ran away ran North. Some merely ran into the woods. There they were free from the clutches of their oppressors and free to form communities of their own. If you think of the people of the Bathtub as having formed that kind of maroon culture, then you see that — appearances notwithstanding—Hushpuppy is nobody’s little pickaninny. She’s the heroine of the film, an itty bitty warrior girl fighting to maintain her way of life. That hair isn’t a sign of neglect, but a mighty display of her power.
Read the whole review at colorlines.com