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Even Barack Obama Thinks ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is the Shit

“I don’t like to name drop, but the first person to tell me about this was the President of the United States.”

As if the tremendous critical acclaim and Oscar buzz wasn’t enough, it turns out even Barack Obama thinks Beasts of the Southern Wild is pretty much the shit. The commander-in-chief liked it so much he recommended it to Oprah. As Oprah recalled during a recent OWN interview:

I don’t like to name drop, but the first person to tell me about this was the President of the United States. I was interviewing the president for an interview that’s going to be in O magazine . . . and as I sat down putting on my mic, he said ‘have you seen this movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild?’ I hadn’t even heard the phrase so I didn’t even know what he was talking about. And since then at least a dozen different people said to me, ‘have you seen this movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, you have got to see this film.’

Film Screening and Discussion: “My Neighbor, My Killer”

Just a friendly neighborhood reminder from Izzy Litke ’12 that tomorrow is May 1:

Gacaca is a form of citizen-based justice established in Rwanda in an attempt to address the crimes of the 1994 genocide. In a series of documentaries, director Anne Aghion charts the impact of this experiment in transitional justice on survivors and perpetrators alike. Join us for a screening of “My Neighbor, My Killer” (2009 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection), followed by a discussion with Anne Aghion.

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place:  Center for Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema)
Cost: Free