BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD director Benh Zeitlin

“Among the best films to play at Sundance in two decades.” The New York Times has set lofty audience expectations for director Benh Zeitlin as his debut feature and Sundance winner BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD hits theaters nationwide this weekend. Benh stopped by SCREEN to chat with our Mike McNamara about the unique and stunning visual style he employed in this film as well as the struggles and successes experienced on this ambitious production. Plus that question we always love to ask: How’d you fund your film?

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