Benh Zeitlin

Podtalk: Director Benh Zeitlin Finds Neverland in ‘Wendy’

CHICAGO – The Peter Pan mythos is as well known as any legend, ever since J.M. Barrie invented the character in 1904. Through nearly a hundred versions in virtually all media, the theme remains the same … what happens if we never grow up. Benh Zeitlin adds his spin in “Wendy,” the follow-up to his Oscar nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (2012).

Blu-ray Review: Benh Zeitlin’s ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Transports Viewers

Beasts of the Southern Wild

CHICAGO – Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been a major awards season player since its Sundance Film Festival debut 11 months ago and so its picking up of 9 CFCA nominations today (including 4 for Zeitlin alone) wasn’t too much of a surprise. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the only one of the 5 CFCA nominees for Best Picture on Blu-ray and DVD and the release is nicely accompanied by some informative and engaging behind-the-scenes material.

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.”

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