Beasts of the Southern Wild
Monthly Archives: January 2013

These Juicy Beasts!

“I’m just telling a story… It’s about a little girl and her father. I just want people to engage. Because everybody has a dad, and everybody loses that dad, on some level.” -Lucy Alibar Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin met as teenagers more than 15 years ago at a playwriting summer camp. At the time,…

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Quvenzhané Wallis graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly

Our girl Quvenzhané Wallis graces the cover of this year’s Entertainment Weekly Special Oscar Guide 2013 issue and we just had to share the spread! Benh Zeitlin says of his star: She’s an incredibly wise and strong human being…When we’re on set, I can talk to her like an adult and she’ll talk to me…

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Chat with Beasts producer Michael Gottwald!

You’re invited to participate in a live Facebook Q&A with Michael Gottwald, one of the Oscar-nominated producers of Beasts of the Southern Wild. This Wednesday, January 30th, beginning at 2:00pm EST, Michael will log on to answer all your burning Beasts questions. All you have to do is find us on Facebook, log on at 2:00pm EST, and look…

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From Baker to Beasts and Back

The New York Times recently sent journalist Melena Ryzik to visit Dwight Henry at his now famous bakery, The Buttermilk Drop, down in New Orleans.  Mr. Henry reveals that while he was hesitant to take the role (in fact, he turned it down twice), it was the Beast team’s adamant belief in his talent that…

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Screens that Beast it!

New Kiggins Theater. Vancouver, WA. Photograph by Kyle Hinze You may have already heard, Beasts of the Southern Wild is coming back to theaters in the United States for a limited time starting TODAY. Not only that, we’re headed back to theaters across Australia, Poland and United Kingdom and continuing to spread the love in every…

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Once there was a Hushpuppy…

“We knew we were going to make this movie and put it on the shoulder’s of someone really tiny.” -Benh Zeitlin, Director of Beasts of the Southern Wild On Thursday, January 10th, Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for Best Actress for the 85th Academy Awards, making her the youngest nominee for that category, and the third…

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Beasts back in theaters January 18th!

This Friday, January 18th, Beasts of the Southern Wild will be re-released in theaters across the United States. Whether you’re hearing about us for the first time or an avid supporter eager to catch the movie on the big screen one last time, we want to encourage you to find a friend or two and be a…

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Live Performance of ‘The Bathtub’ at LAFCA Awards

This past weekend, Beasts received two awards at the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations annual awards ceremony.  Our favorite baker, Dwight Henry, was recognized as Best Supporting Actor of the year, while Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer received the Best Music/Score honor. To celebrate, LAFCA, invited Benh, Dan and the New Orleans based, Lost Bayou Ramblers, to…

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Beyonce is a Beast!

Queen Bey gives Quvenzhané and Beasts a shout out. That is all.

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The Nonprofit Behind Beasts

The making of Beasts of the Southern Wild has become a bit of an industry fairytale on its own. Conceived by two childhood friends, created by a group of artists, filmmakers and friends, shot on the fringe of the world with a cast of first time actors including a baker and a six year old child, Beasts was…

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