Some people get hit by a ferocious weather system once every few decades. In the soggy Louisiana delta area called the Bathtub, home to Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her ailing daddy (Dwight Henry), every day of the week is storm day. Six years old and ageless, Hushpuppy converses with her farm pets and lost mother, endures a hurricane and spends time with surrogate moms on a floating bordello. Benh Zeitlin’s Sundance award winner, written by playwright Lucy Alibar, is a work of cinematic imagination as vast and verdant as Hushpuppy’s. This wonder of a film speaks in eloquent images and moves to the music of Wallis’ astonishing performance. As a wise, wild child, she is a tiny, irresistible force of nature.