michelle obama & beasts of the southern wild a the white house*First lady Michelle Obama showed her support for Oscar nominated film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with a screening and discussion at the White House.

“We’re glad you’re here today to watch what I consider to be one of the most powerful and important movies that has been put out this year,” Obama told a group of middle- and high-school students from New Orleans and Washington, D.C., who visited the White House to view the film, says the Huffington Post.

“It’s a movie that makes us all think deeply about the people we love in our lives who make us who we are. It shows us the strength of our communities, no matter what they look like,” she went on to say. “It shows us that those communities can give us the power to overcome any kind of obstacles. And it also tells a compelling story of poverty and devastation, but also of hope and love in the midst of some great challenges.”

But she also commented about how she admires the Cinderella story of the actors like Dwight, who never acted before the film. Dwight played the role of “Wink.”

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