Fox Searchlight Pictures Re-Releases Best Picture Nominee Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of Southern Wild poster

In a special return engagement, this film nominated for 4 Major Academy Awards, will be re-released in select cities starting Friday, January 18th.

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced  that the company will re-release director Benh Zeitlin’s Academy-Award nominated film BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.

Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best
Adapted Screenplay and Best Director, the film’s return to theatres marks the
one-year anniversary of its triumphant debut in Park City, UT at last year’s
Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Excellence in
Cinematography Award.

“We are thrilled to bring this special film back to theaters a year after it
debuted to standing ovations in Park City. With the Academy Award nominations,  we hope Benh’s sublime vision can continue to win over audiences as it has around the globe for the last year,” said Utley and Gilula.

The film will open in markets including Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San
Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami and Washington, DC in
addition to New York City and Los Angeles, where it returns to Manhattan’s
Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza theaters and Los Angeles’ Landmark 12 in Westwood.

In addition to its four Academy Award nominations, the film continues to collect accolades across the globe, garnering over 120 awards from film festivals and critics groups, as well as mentions on over 125 Ten-Best lists. Wallis’ nomination for Best Actress makes her the youngest nominee for the category in the Academy’s 85 years.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is set in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee where a six-year-old girl Hushpuppy (Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis) exists on the brink of orphanhood.  Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality.  Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.


Liz Lopez


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