|Starring||AnnaSophia Robb, Dave Mathews, Eva Marie Saint, Jeff Daniels|
|Genre(s)||Comedy, Drama, Family|
|Honor(s)||Heartland Film Festival Film, Truly Moving Picture Award Winner, Youth F.I.L.M. Project|
A lonely young girl adopts an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (named after the supermarket where she found him), who helps her makes friends in a small Florida town. The bond established between the girl and her special companion brings together the townspeople and helps heal her own troubled relationship with her father.
Because of Winn-Dixie played in the 2004 Heartland Film Festival as an Opening Night Event.
Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:
What happens as Opal reads the 1,037 page-long novel Gone With the Wind aloud. What happens to Gloria Dump? To Opal and Winn-Dixie?
How did Opal’s relationships with Amanda Wilkinson and the Dewberry brothers change from the beginning to the end of the story? What caused this change?