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'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Director On Festival Response And Making People Cry

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is unusual for a number of reasons. First, it stars 8-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis as a girl named Hush Puppy, who lives with her father in a part of Lousianna called The Bathtub. Second, it has dominated almost every film festival since it screened at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and [...]

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