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Glory at Sea (2008)

A group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea.

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Jake
Henry D. Coleman ...
Carlton
Chloe Tillis ...
Sophie
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Mama Jo
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A group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea.

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9 March 2008 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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This lyric, mythic short is considered by many to be the harbinger of Zeitlin's 2012 independent feature film, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (an unexpected breakout success on every critic's must see list.) That said, I found it a cathartic, beautiful work in its own right. Lose yourself in the experience, *have no expectations*, and it is (in my opinion) even more powerful than "Beasts"...it is certainly less constructed. This short piece tells your heart a story, and your brain follows after. Benh Zeitlin and his Court 13 cohort pull off a magic trick by creating and assembling scenes as if they were found objects, yet there is plot and narrative (literally--the narration is vital to absorbing the tale) enough for the most linear of thinkers. "Glory at Sea" is included as an extra on the "Beasts" blu-ray; I recommend watching it *after* "Beasts".


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