Friday, July 6, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin to lead local audience discussions this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Benh Zeitlin, director of the internationally acclaimed New Orleans film Beasts of the Southern Wild, will conduct question-and-answer sessions with local audiences after two of this weekend's screenings of the movie. Zeitlin will take the stage after the 8 p.m. screening tonight, Friday, July 6, at the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, and again tomorrow, Saturday, July 7, after the 7:25 p.m. screening at the Elmwood Palace Theater in Harahan. Dwight Henry, Beasts' newly minted star and proprietor of the Seventh Ward's Buttermilk Drop Bakery, is tentatively scheduled to appear with Zeitlin at the Elmwood screening.

Tickets for the Elmwood Palace are available here, Prytania tickets here. Rumor has it that these screenings — and many others scheduled for this weekend in New Orleans — are selling out fast.

Read our recent cover story on Beasts of the Southern Wild here.

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