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“Beasts Of The Southern Wild” Will Open The 2012 American Black Film Festival!

"Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Will Open The 2012 American Black Film Festival!

This is wonderful news for those of you who’ll be attending this year’s American Black Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to 23.

We’ve already sung the praises of Behn Zeitlin’s feature film debut, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which continued its streak of festival accolades, picking up the FIPRESCI prize and the coveted Camera d’Orat the Cannes Film Festival last weekend.

Now little Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallisand her posse will ber heading to South Beach, FL next month!

Vanessa will be covering the festival for S&A this year, whose lineup includes films we’ve highlighted like Russ Parr’s The Undershepherd, Byron Hurt’s Soul Food Junkies, Matthew Cherry’s The Last Fall, Sheldon Candis’ LUV and others.

Add Beasts to that list as the official opening night film, and this year is shaping up quite nicely for the festival!

Watch the trailer again, if you haven’t seen it:

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