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'Beasts Of The Southern Wild': Making The 'Little' Movie That Got 4 Oscar Noms

Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

It's the little movie that could, and now it's nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted S...

Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin on Collective Filmmaking

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top. Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.

Why Beasts of the Southern Wild Doesn't Deserve Its Oscar Nominations

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cheap, amateurish and sometimes just plain hard to watch, Beasts enjoyed a wave of overwrought critical hosannas, going all the way back to when the film first was shown more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival.

Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards: Don't Hate Me Because I Won

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Host Mike Birbiglia kept the awards ceremony moving briskly with presenters: and many more. Career tributes went to Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, David O. Russell, and Jeff Skoll, the Participant Media founder and butt of billionaire jokes.

Film Autopsy: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Posted 10.25.2012 | College

Professors Kevin Anderson and Salman Hameed examine director Benh Zeitlin's powerfully fantastical film "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which follows t...

Ava DuVernay, Independent Filmmaker, Fires Up Black Cinema

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley. This is where filmmaker Ava D...

Oscar Contender Loses Ground After Ruling

AP | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- The independent-film hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will be ineligible for the Screen Actors Guild Awards because it was not made un...

What's Next For The Man Behind 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'?

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin is working on his next film – a Louisiana-made fable about a hidden ecos...

Beasts of the Southern Wild: A Review

Vanessa Ciccone | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Vanessa Ciccone

A raw look at reality collides with a touch of fantasy in Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar's Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Review: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Beasts of the Southern Wild is easily one of the best films of 2012. It is the kind of intimate experience that ennobles independent film-making and it is a genuine piece of must-see cinema.

Is 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' A Future Oscar Nominee?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" was beloved upon its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Visually stunning and boldly unorthodox, 'Beast...

WATCH: Ava Duvernay's Historic Win At Sundance

Posted 03.31.2012 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama 'Middle Of Nowhere — making her the first black woman to take h...

January 21 Film Roundup

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.23.2012 | Home
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

I saw three very impressive films at Sundance yesterday and was reminded why I'm here.