Beasts of the Southern Wild

Film News: 2013 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

2013 Indie Spirit Award Nominations

CHICAGO – Two acclaimed crowd-pleasers led the nominees for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, which were announced November 27th. The quirky ensemble comedies “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Moonrise Kingdom” snagged five nominations apiece. The latter picture recently garnered a Best Feature accolade from the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Film Review: Take Mesmerizing Journey with ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

CHICAGO – Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a stunning debut, one of those films that shows such a unique and refined personality that it instantly places its creator on those indie lists of “directors to watch” that writers like to whip out when news streams run dry.

Interview: Stars Dwight Henry, Quvenzhané Wallis on ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

CHICAGO – Wink (Dwight Henry) and Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané “Nazie” Wallis) don’t have a typical father-daughter relationship in Benh Zeitlin’s visionary fantasy, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Film News: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Claims Top Prize at 2012 Sundance Film Festival

CHICAGO – “Art is not a competition. But if it were, these would be the winners,” quipped filmmaker Mike Birbiglia at the Jan. 28 awards presentation for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Birbiglia’s deadpan humor would’ve made him an ideal host for the event, and his appearance was one of the few bright spots in a rather disappointing ceremony.

Film News: Focus Features Picks Up ‘For a Good Time, Call…’ at Sundance

For a Good Time, Call...

CHICAGO – The Sundance film festival has been in full swing for the better part of the last week, and word keeps coming in about films that have been picked up for distribution by studios. The newest add to the list is the contemporary comedy “For a Good Time, Call…,” which was picked up by Focus Features.

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