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Michelle Obama plugs 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" has been given Michelle Obama's ringing endorsement.

The first lady played host Wednesday at a White House workshop for about 80 middle and high school students from the District of Columbia and New Orleans, where the movie was set. Students saw the film, then got to question castmembers and the director.

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Mrs. Obama said she saw "Beasts" over the summer and considers it one of the most powerful and important movies released in a long time.

The film tells the mythical tale of a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy, struggling to survive in the southern Delta with her ailing father as a storm approaches. Her world consists of a small but tight-knit shantytown community on the bayou with wild animals, both real and imagined.

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29Comments
Feb 14, 2013 6:52AM
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Whats going on.....Racism.  They the commentors will probably tell you they're "not racist they have a lot of black friends."  Our great country has moved from where we were but not very far!!
Mar 7, 2013 3:50PM
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This woman just can't get enough Hollywood and her face in the entertaiment sections of the media, can she?
Mar 19, 2013 7:24PM
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WELL SHE IS A BEAST OF RICH HYPOCRITE LIBERALS! AND BUTT UGLY!
Apr 3, 2013 7:47AM
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