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Andy Samberg and Jack Black Beast it!

Andy Samberg and Jack Black premiered their short film, BEAST IT, at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Don’t try this at home.

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Is Beasts an Eco Fairy Tale?

The rising waters of the untamed Louisiana bayou, melting polar ice caps, and the emergence of apocalyptic Aurochs are images that have defined the film and inspired conversations about climate change and the environment.  Environmental blog Care 2 recently wrote about Beasts of the Southern Wild, focusing on the environmental elements of the film: The movie set in…

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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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Lucy Alibar Interview with Popsugar

Entertainment and culture blog Popsugar sat down with writer Lucy Alibar to find out more about the real life story that inspired Beasts. PopSugar: Being from Florida, how did your own Southern upbringing impact the movie? Lucy: The reason I even wrote the play to begin with, and where it all started was, my dad was…

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Quvenzhané’s Best Year Ever

When young Quvenzhané Wallis was cast as the lead role of Hushpuppy by an unknown filmmaker in Lousiana, her mother, Qulyndreia, had few expectations beyond it being a life experience for her daughter.  She tells USA Today: “We were under the impression that they would show the movie and after Sundance that would be it…we…

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Hushpuppy in Denmark

It’s our first release of 2013. Beasts of the Southern Wild opens in Denmark on Thursday, June 3rd as Hushpuppy. Check out the local listings here. If you have friends and family in Denmark, please encourage them to catch the film in theaters!          

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‘Once There Was A Hushpuppy’ Live

At a special screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild last month at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), co-composers Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin performed a piece from the BOTSW soundtrack live for the first time. Lucky for us, it was captured on camera for all to enjoy. This moving performance captures the…

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Quvenhzané Wallis at the Hollywood Film Awards

Back in October, Quvenzhané Wallis received the New Hollywood Award at the Hollywood Film Awards, joining the ranks of previous recipients like Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabourey Sidibe and Felicity Jones.  Her acceptance speech from the night was recently released on YouTube and we can not stop smiling.  From a sassy six year old from…

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Quvenzhané Wallis on the cover of Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope

Quvenzhané Wallis is featured on the cover of today’s Los Angeles Times‘ Award Season Preview issue of The Envelope! Journalist John Horn sat down with Quvenhzané, director Benh Zeitlin and her high school teacher mother Qulyndreia Wallis to discuss Quvenzhané’s first Beasts audition, mastering a New York accent for the upcoming Steve McQueen film, Twelve…

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Beasts of the Southern Food

video via Fox Searchlight “Q: What was your favorite part of working on the film?” “Quvenzané: Whenever the seafood came.” In the Bathtub, as with the rest of the South, food is a big deal!  Cooking and eating are as much about about community, love and celebration as sustenance.  From the crawfish boils to Hushpuppy’s…

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