Sundance Film Festival favorite, and Grand Jury Prize winner, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has a release date and we couldn’t be more excited. Now all of the folks we’ve been raving about the film to will be able to see it and figure out what we’ve been talking about. Because when I tell people I saw this amazing, post-apocalyptic fairytale about a brave young girl, melting polar ice, prehistoric warthogs and Hurricane Katrina, they generally look at me as though I’m crazy.

Unfortunately, the rest of the world will have to wait until June 29th to get what I’m talking about. What? You were already planning to see GI JOE: RETALIATION that weekend? Change your plans.

Can’t wait? Check out director Behn Zeitlin’s short GLORY AT SEA, for a stylistic preview and introduction to some of the faces you’ll see in BEASTS: