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    New Photos From Benh Zeitlin's Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    We get one every year; an indie darling that rises from anonymity to award season contender. This year, it looks like that film may very well be Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," which, after debuting in Park City to ravishing acclaim and a Grand Jury prize, recently w...

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    'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin On Wandering to New Orleans to Make His 'Die Hard' Art Film

    Over a cup of gumbo before the Sundance party for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a ravenous Benh Zeitlin apologized for eating while we chatted. He had just come from Salt Lake City, where he stayed after a screening of his film to watch a NFL playoff game. "Beasts of the Southern Wil...

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    On The Rise 2012: 10 Directors Who Look To Be Bright Sparks Of The Future

    Like it or not, filmmaking is undeniably a director's medium. It wasn't always like that, of course: it was only the coming of the auteur theory in the 1950s and 1960s that popularized the idea of the director as the person responsible for all that was great and terrible about a picture. And while a...

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    'Beasts of Southern Wild' Director to Be Honored at San Francisco Film Festival

    The San Francisco Film Society announced that they will be honoring "Beasts of the Southern Wild' director Benh Zeitlin at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival with their inaugural Graham Leggat Award.

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    10 Breakout Filmmakers & Performers From The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    One of the major benefits of Sundance has always been the new talent it's unleashed on the world. From Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith in the festival's heyday to more recent discoveries like Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Cary Fukunaga and Drake Doremus, the film world shifts ever so slightly...

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