L.A. Film Festival: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' screens tonight
"Beasts," as much a love letter to a dying part of Louisiana culture — the typically impoverished families living in quickly disappearing land near the state's southern tip — as a magically realistic look at a young daughter's fierce love for her dying father,will be released in theaters by Fox Searchlight on June 27. So if you don't have a ticket to tonight's gala, there's not long to wait.
After winning the grand jury prize and a cinematography honor at Sundance, "Beasts" collected two more awards at Cannes: best first feature and a critics' prize.
Sunday's Calendar section features an on-location interview with director Benh Zeitlin about the movie, his first feature film.
— John Horn
Photo: Dwight Henry as "Wink" and Quvenzhane Wallis as "Hushpuppy" on the set of the movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Credit: Fox Searchlight.