Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012. USA. Dir: Benh Zeitlin. With Quvenzhane? Wallis. 93 min. Fierce, uninhibited six-year-old Hushpuppy grows up in a ramshackle bayou habitat, learning survival skills from her mercurial father in anticipation of an incoming flood. A commune of proud Wes alumni shaped this emotionally delicate and spiritually powerful indie jewel. Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith […]

Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Benh Zeitlin ’04 Q&A.

2012. USA. Dir: Benh Zeitlin. With Quvanzhané Wallis. 93 min. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5: Six-year old Hushpuppy weathers an apocalyptic flood and her ailing father’s temper in an impoverished, isolated Louisiana bayou community – but nature is no match for her terrifying intensity. Wesleyan’s own Zeitlin ’04 (in command of a small army […]

New Film Series Calendar Includes ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘Matrix,’ ‘Ghostbusters’

Unfortunately, they couldn’t snag Quvenzhane for a Q&A after the film. It’s halfway through the semester, and you know what that means: your shared Wesbox contains another meticulously folded black-and-white calendar containing terse blurbs for approximately 19 critically acclaimed films that you haven’t seen and maybe five that you have. As usual, the lineup was […]

Critically Acclaimed “Beasts” Nominated for Four Academy Awards

Beasts of the Southern Wild, the masterpiece by Benh Zeitlin ’04, just scored four Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture, Best Director (Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar), and Best Actress (Quevenzhané Wallis). Wallis, just five years old during filming and now age nine, is the youngest person ever to receive […]

Film Series: Brimstone and Glory

2017. Mexico/USA. Dir: Viktor Jakovleski. Documentary. 67 min. The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico celebrates “ritual, danger, and the absolute beauty of reworks.” is truly sensory movie experience immerses viewers inside the exploding colors, set to a score by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin ’04. Q&A with producers Dan […]

The Onion Makes Incredibly Offensive Video Against Wesleyan, Students Outraged

This week, noted satiricists at The Onion released a video depicting a fictional Wesleyan graduate talking about how he “doesn’t know how [his] parents [are] ever going to pay off [his] massive student loan debt.” Sources confirm that The Onion releases news stories that are false, yet satirize or critique some aspects of American culture. “Look, The Onion […]