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Film Review: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a bayou jewel

Our host, Stefanie Alleyne, comes together with today’s panelists, Kyla Upshaw, a musician and fitness trainer; and Micheline Hess, an illustrator and graphic designer; to discuss the award winning independent film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” at the ambrosial Brazilian bakery and restaurant, “Bee’s Desserts,” located in Greenwich Village in New York City.

A winner this year at both Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award) and Cannes Film Festival (Best First Feature), “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is melting hearts and receiving critical praise from around the globe. Co-written by Lucy Alibar, utilizing elements from her play, “Juicy and Delicious” and storyline ideas from Benh Zeitlin, who is also the film’s director, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Continue reading