Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild SynopsisIn a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions
Beasts Of The Southern Wild Release Date
In Theaters June 27, 2012
Beasts Of The Southern Wild Credits
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly
Written by: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Produced by: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, and Josh Penn
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
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Beasts Of The Southern Wild Director Getting Even Wilder For Second Feature
After saying there is a development deal for his new film, he says it’s “about a young girl who gets kidnapped onto a hidden ecosystem where a tribal war is raging over a form of pollen that breaks the relationship between aging and time.” Of course it is!
by Nick Venable September 6, 2013 comments
2013 Oscars: The Six Winners We Most Want To See
We've all followed the Oscars long enough to be realistic about what can and cannot happen. No matter how much you love Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, you know he'll lose to Daniel Day-Lewis. No matter how much you might love Scarlett Johansson's Oscar-nominated song from Chasing Ice, everyone knows she'll be steamrolled by Adele's "Skyfall."
by Katey, Eric, Sean, Kristy, Kelly & Mack February 24, 2013 comments
For Your Consideration: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Is The Mystical Elixir Oscar Desperately Needs
Beasts defies classification. It transcends easy genres. It is bold, original filmmaking done on a shoestring budget that is not reflected in its jaw-droppingly authentic production values. The movie’s four Oscar nominations should be its consolation prize. It’s worthy of so much more.
by Sean O'Connell February 14, 2013 comments
Guillermo Del Toro To Adapt The Secret Garden With Beasts Of The Southern Wild Co-Writer
Sure, this story of a lonely girl who discovers magic in the neglected garden of her uncle has been adapted several times before, but Alibar promises a new take set during the turn of the 20th Century in the Southern US. Plus, she has the endorsement and collaboration of Guillermo del Toro tied into her pitch.
by Kristy Puchko February 5, 2013 comments
Honest Posters For The Best Picture Nominees
Now that the year's Best Picture Oscar nominees have been announced, we've got a long six weeks to go before the awards ceremony-- which means, of course, that it's time to start making fun of the nominees. Some of them are familiar to everyone, like Django Unchained and Argo, but plenty of people only heard of Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild
by Katey Rich January 11, 2013 comments
President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movies Of 2012
These past couple of weeks hundreds if not thousands of film critics have worked to try and put together their top 10 lists for 2012, determining which titles, above all the rest, stood out over the last 12 months. These personal lists are great because they really help audiences understand critics' individual tastes, and it's also a great way to discover movies that otherwise may have been missed.
by Eric Eisenberg December 31, 2012 comments
The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List
The following ten movies are the ones that have really stuck with me. They’re the ones that have gotten better with months or weeks of age and have separated themselves from the pack. Some of them will definitely be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and others will not even be considered. Some of them you’ll probably agree with, and some of them will probably make you laugh and doubt my credibility.
by Mack Rawden December 28, 2012 comments
Beasts Of The Southern Wild's Magic Still Lingers As Blu-ray Release Approaches
There was a hodgepodge of visionaries onstage in a special screening room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday to talk about Beasts of the Southern Wild. It’s been months and months since the crew was together shooting in the wilds of the southern United States, but you can tell the magic of the film has lingered, even as the Blu-ray release is finally approaching.
by Jessica Rawden November 30, 2012 comments
Silver Linings Playbook And Matthew McConaughey Dominate Indie Spirit Award Nominations
With a ton of prizes to hand out and a splashy ceremony just before the Oscars in February, the Independent Spirit Awards are the biggest night of the year for independent film, and the best chance for many small-scale films to get into the spotlight, But the word "independent" has been fuzzy in these awards for years now
by Katey Rich November 27, 2012 comments
Moonrise Kingdom And Beasts Of The Southern Wild Win Big At Gotham Awards
The Gotham Awards are among the first prizes handed out in the annual Hollywood awards season, but if you're already sick of Oscar bait and pre-canned speeches, the Gothams are something a little bit different Honoring the best in independent film, the Gotham Awards frequently highlight some of the oddballs that won't get attention in the wider awards season
by Katey Rich November 27, 2012 comments
Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie, Beasts Of The Southern Wild Lead Gotham Award Nominations
The first movie awards show of the season also tends to be one of the most interesting, as every year the Gotham Independent Film Awards showcase some of the most fascinating and under appreciated indie films released-- including many that have absolutely zero shot at Oscar attention. They've kept up that tradition this year, announcing a slate of nominees
by Katey Rich October 18, 2012 comments
Beasts Of The Southern Wild To Journey On To Blu-ray In December
Beasts of the Southern Wild has had a lot of critical eyes geared towards it since the film’s appearance at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Unfortunately, with its festival run and subsequent limited theatrical release, many of us have not had the opportunity to see the small girl named Hushpuppy and her Louisiana community in action. All that can change, soon, thanks to Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray and DVD release.
by Jessica Grabert October 3, 2012 comments
Oscar Eye: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Hits A Hurdle While Life Of Pi Dazzles In 3D
Last Friday I lined up two hours early, with an early autumn rainstorm crashing down, to catch the New York Film Festival press screening of Life of Pi, because the festival has exactly one press screening for all of their films, and there was no way I was going to miss that one. Even on the surface the movie seemed to tick all the boxes of Oscar season
by Katey Rich October 2, 2012 comments
How To Build The Beasts Of Beasts Of The Southern Wild
First off, let it be known: aurochs were real. These great great ancestors of modern cattle have been depicted in cave paintings, commented on by Julius Caesar, who described them as "a little below the elephant in size,” and long ago roamed through the lands Eurasia, India and North Africa before going extinct in the 1600s. In the film they are massive warthog-like creatures the size of houses, and Hushpuppy fears they are frozen in icebergs waiting for their chance to re-emerge and take the land back from the mewling humans who rule them now.
by Kristy Puchko July 19, 2012 comments
Beasts Of The Southern Wild Director Benh Zeitlin, Making Unforgettable Films On His Own Terms
For a while there Benh Zeitlin seemed like the piped piper of New Orleans. One after another, someone else I went to college with would move down there for a few weeks or months, and you didn't even have to ask what they were doing there. They were just "working with Benh"
by Katey Rich June 26, 2012 comments
Beasts Of The Southern Wild Featurette Breaks Down Its Premise
Though the first trailer was beautiful, and certainly piqued my interest, I'm grateful to have the mystique of Beasts of the Southern Wild broken down a little here. While some behind-the-scenes features tip their hand, giving away plot twists or spoiling key turns, this one provides a nice context to the film's praise.
by Kristy Puchko June 6, 2012 comments
Exclusive New Images And A Brand-New Website For Beasts Of The Southern Wild
At this year's Sundance Film Festival, there was one film everybody couldn't stop talking about, to the point that the award for Best U.S. Dramatic Feature was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Beasts of the Southern Wild was maybe the most popular breakout hit from that festival in years
by Katey Rich May 17, 2012 comments
First Trailer For Sundance Prize Winner Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Even before it won the Grand Jury Prize in the narrative feature category-- pretty much the highest award they can give-- Beasts was the film that every single person couldn't stop talking about, the one that when someone asked what your favorite film of the festival was, almost everyone would cite first
by Katey Rich May 2, 2012 comments
Sundance Hit Beasts Of The Southern Wild Gets June 29 Release Date
The June 29 release will be limited, which means the opening weekend isn't actually that important-- if Beasts is a success, it will build its audience throughout the summer and never own the weekend, but be part of the conversation for many months
by Katey Rich February 22, 2012 comments
Top Sundance Prizes Go To Beasts Of the Southern Wild, The House I Live In, And More
On Saturday night at an awards ceremony that was pinch-hit hosted by Katie Aselton when Parker Posey dropped out, the awards for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival were handed out to a wide variety of winners, including many films that had been obvious festival favorites from the beginnin
by Katey Rich January 30, 2012 comments
Sundance Reviews: Beasts Of The Southern Wild And Hello I Must Be Going
Below you can watch a video blog that Matt Patches and I recorded on a Park City shuttle bus last night, going over the first two movies we saw yesterday-- Hello I Must Be Going and Beasts of the Southern Wild. They're almost nothing alike, but sometimes that's the luck of the festival draw
by Katey Rich January 21, 2012 comments