Sunday, February 12, 2012

NOLA-Based Court 13 Takes Top Honors at Sundance Film Festival for "Beasts of the Southern Wild"


From The Guardian:
"The main performances, by non-professionals, would be stunning in any movie, but here they are the icing on a strange and eccentric cake. It's a film so unique that it's hard to imagine how it was even made. What would a studio executive think of scenes which a child runs through the woods with a Roman candle in each hand, or lights a rusty gas hob with a flamethrower? The equally singular score matches the dreamlike, did-I-really-just-see-that delirium and goes some way to explaining why Beasts stays in the memory. Whether it will find a wider audience beyond Sundance is another matter, but maybe that isn't important. For now, and perhaps for ever, it will be something magical and secret." More>>         About: Court 13>>