Tag Archive: Beasts of the Southern Wild


Oscar-nominated writer/director Benh Zeitlin paid a visit to The Colbert Report last night to discuss his breakout debut feature Beasts of the Southern Wild. Colbert quizzed Zeitlin about his filmmaking collective Court 13, the endangered Mississippi Delta culture his film depicts, BP’s involvement during shooting, and how he feels about the surprise Oscar nominations.

Win a double pass to BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Benh Zeitlin’s stunning debut film Beasts of the Southern Wild — which was one of my highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival — is coming to New Zealand cinemas this week. This allegorical tale follows Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), a rambunctious six-year-old girl who is faced with both her hot-tempered father’s (Dwight Henry) ailing health and melting ice-caps that flood …

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Highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival

The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival wrapped up in Auckland recently, officially closing with the utterly mad and brilliant Holy Motors. From the stunning opening night film (Beasts of the Southern Wild) to a wonderful silent cinema finale (Easy Street and Blackmail), we were spoiled for choice with this year’s programme and I saw nearly 40 films over a hectic …

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The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival opened in Auckland last Thursday evening with Beasts of the Southern Wild, one of the most widely acclaimed films of the year so far. It screened at a packed Civic theatre – preceded by an introduction by festival director Bill Gosden and Auckland Mayor Len Brown – and was immediately followed …

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Picks from the 2012 NZ International Film Festival programme

The full programme for this year’s imminent New Zealand International Film Festival was launched last week, and as always there is an abundance of exciting films on display for cinephiles to pore over. Highlights include several prestigious additions from Cannes (Moonrise Kingdom, The Hunt, Holy Motors, Amour) and Sundance (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Sound of My Voice), not to …

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Preview highlights from NZ International Film Festival’s 2012 programme

The New Zealand Herald featured a sneak peek in today’s Time Out of some the highlights we can expect for this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, which kicks off in Auckland next month and has its official programme launch on Monday. The festival folks have been drip-feeding us announcements over the past month or so, …

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