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“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Takes Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

It might be an allegory, or a fever dream, or a swampy vision spiraling out of the Louisiana fog; whatever else it is, Beasts of the Southern Wild is incontestably the Grand Jury Prize winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Whistles! Sparks! Flash! The film, made with a largely novice cast and crew, deals with the aftermath of Katrina in southern Louisiana as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. Fox Searchlight bought the rights for a couple of million dollars, too, so there’s a chance we might actually be able to see it some day. (FULL ARTICLE: Graham Fuller, ARTINFO)