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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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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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And the Nominees are…

It’s a happy day for the Court 13 and Cinereach team, here at Beasts HQ. This morning, the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced and we are thrilled and honored to have been included amongst a field of such amazing films and filmmakers. Beasts of the Southern Wild has been nominated for: Best…

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The Girl from the Southern Wild

Elle magazine recently interviewed Beasts of The Southern Wild co-writer Lucy Alibar on her trials as a starving artist in New York City, her inspiration for writing Juicy and Delicious (the one-act play that was the springboard for Beasts), and how she managed to raise $650 dollars for a trip to Cannes. Hint: her going rate for…

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Alibar Dispatch from Films by the Sea

Lucy Alibar is currently stationed in the Netherlands where Beasts opened the 14th international Films by the Sea film festival.  In between Q&A’s, she’s been reporting back on her day-to-day and it looks amazing!

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Tribeca Film Interviews Lucy Alibar

TRIBECA: What was your initial impetus for writing Juicy and Delicious? LUCY ALIBAR: I wrote the play right when my dad was starting to get sick. Usually I’m a pretty in control person and pretty poised, but for some reason I couldn’t really process it; it really threw me for a loop. So I started writing…

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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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