MDFF and WYPR's Maryland Morning Go to the Movies with BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Sneak Preview on June 5th!
|Quvenzhané Wallis in MFF Alum Benh Zeitlin's new film, |
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
The Maryland Film Festival and WYPR's Maryland Morning are teaming up to offer a series of screenings, beginning with the sneak preview of Behn Zeitlin's visually stunning BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, with special guest Lucy Alibar, on Tuesday, June 5th at the MICA Brown Center. After the film, WYPR's Tom Hall will conduct a 15-minute radio interview with screenwriter Lucy Alibar on stage in front of the live audience for WYPR's Maryland Morning radio show.
Behn Zeitlin is a Maryland Film Festival alum. His short film, EGG, was screened at the 2005 Maryland Film Festival and Artscape. His new film, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD opens at the Charles Theater on Friday, July 13th, which is when the interview will air.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD screening with special guest Lucy Alibar
Tuesday, June 5th
MICA Brown Center
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Here's an excerpt from Jed Dietz' 2012 Sundance write-up on BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD from the Maryland Film Festival Blog:
"We had all admired Benh Zeitlin's short, GLORY AT SEA, sent to us a couple years ago by filmmaker, journalist, and MFF alum Michael Tully.
But, even that couldn't prepare me for Benh's first feature, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, which premiered at Sundance 2012. It came out of the Sundance Labs and was written by Dudley Clendenin's niece, Lucy Alibar (Dudley has ALS and has been doing that remarkable WYPR series with Tom Hall. I didn't know about his connection to Lucy and the film until I got emails from him here after I'd seen the film).
Mythic and visually indescribable, the movie deals with the profoundest issues of family and our dangerous disconnect from nature."
2012 Maryland Film Festival Highlighted in Filmmaker Magazine!
|Pictured above are, from left to right, Maryland Film Festival director Jed Dietz; director (Sun Don't Shine) Amy Seimetz; director of photography Nandan Rao (The International Sign for Choking); and director Joe Swanberg (V/H/S)|
Check out Scott Macaulay's coverage of the 2012 Maryland Film Festival in Filmmaker magazine!
"The Maryland Film Festival, which wrapped its 2012 edition on Sunday, is one of the East Coast's most intimate and engaging film events. With 40 features, over 70 shorts and an amazingly healthy contingent of loyal filmmakers annually making the trip to Baltimore, Maryland functions as both a discovery festival and friendly pit stop for directors on the independent circuit. John Waters hosts a movie - this year Barbara Loden's seminal and still influential Wanda - and takes the audience out partying afterwards; the Opening Night consists of shorts, not some star-bloated, sub-standard mini-major feature; and, for the second year in a row, replacing a day of panels is "Filmmakers Take Charge," a private event gathering filmmakers, industry and press for a discussion of the state of our business. Among the attendees I got a chance to talk with in Baltimore last week were the Zellner brothers, Sophia Takal and Lawrence Levine, Shane Carruth, David Lowery, Matt Porterfield, Kate Lyn Sheil, Visit Films' Ryan Kampe, the New Yorker's Richard Brody, Indiewire's Ann Thompson, and the Washington Post's Ann Hornaday.
Click here for Scott Macaulay's full article in Filmmaker magazine!