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Exclusive New Pics From 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 13, 2012 10:30 AM
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We've already sung the praises of Behn Zeitlin’s feature film debut, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which recently picked up the FIPRESCI prize and the coveted Camera d'Orat the Cannes Film Festival last month.

Those attending the Los Angeles Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival (both this month) will get to see the tilm for themselves, as it plays at both festivals.

Fox Searchlight will release it for a limited bow on June 272012.

Above and below are 3 new stills released to S&A; you're encouraged to visit its official website at:; as well as its new Tumblr page at

Winner of the Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Prize as well as the Excellence in Cinematography Award, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is set in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee where 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.

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  • Film Fatale NYC | June 13, 2012 8:08 PMReply

    I really wish there were a "Beasts of The Southern Wild" when I was a little girl...Hush Puppy is my hero! Gorgeous film.

  • the black police | June 13, 2012 11:00 AMReply

    Oh no! Her hair is not combed! We dont need anymore media images of our hair as untamed!

  • the black police | June 13, 2012 9:52 PM

    Well surely her dad must hot comb her hair everyday even though it looks like they are in some sort of run down society. We all know that the natural texture and appearance of non-mixed and non-curly black hair is just unnacceptable!

  • Ali | June 13, 2012 8:27 PM

    There were already comments on here about the fact that a white director is the one depicting the child that way as if there is something inherently wrong with her hair looking like this. I mean, it's her hair. That's how black people's hair looks when it's not combed. Sorry, she's not a white wild child? LOL There are some criticisms I'll just never get.

  • the black police | June 13, 2012 8:17 PM

    Youve got it Saadiyah! Thats exactly why I wanted to bring that line of thinking into the "limelight". I just hope none of these people have a heart attack or hypertension over someone else's child's hair.

  • saadiyah | June 13, 2012 8:10 PM

    You might be joking, but I bet there will be ton of people who will be seething with rage about the world seeing a Black child on screen with her hair all nappy and wild. Oh and the fact that she's walking around in just panties in some scenes. There will be a shitstorm no doubt!

  • the black police | June 13, 2012 6:46 PM

    Awww, thanks Nadine :) But :( for your comment in that other post

  • BluTopaz | June 13, 2012 6:42 PM

    Yes, he/she had to try that joke one.more.time since it went over so well the first time

  • Nadine | June 13, 2012 5:44 PM

    @TBP - I know... sorry. I didn't want to be wrong... you are appreciated TBP!

  • the black police | June 13, 2012 12:49 PM

    Come on Nadine, you should know me by now. I guess Im not as popular as Carey Carey :( Yay, thanks Akimbo!

  • Akimbo | June 13, 2012 11:19 AM

    Definitely sarcasm.

  • Nadine | June 13, 2012 11:04 AM

    Wait... I can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

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