Posts tagged "benh zeitlin"

Must See: “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”

Fledgling filmmaker Benh Zeitlen's new film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" garnered tons of acclaim at the recent Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection at Cannes. Even so, that doesn't necessarily guarantee that it'll be a compelling, watchable film. But the first trailer, featuring breakout child star Quvenzhane Wallace, makes it look pretty…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2012

Quevenzhané Wallis Doesn’t Do “Subtle”

"I’d tell her to do something with a little more subtlety, and she goes, ‘Benh, I am 6  years old. I am in the second grade. Do you think I know what ‘subtlety’ means? Use smaller words.’” -- "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin talking about the 8-year-old star of his movie, Quevenzhané

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012