And the party rages on in the Bathtub: MSN Movies has just released an exclusive featurette on Dwight Henry, the man who plays Hushpuppy's benevolent father, Wink.
Believe you me, people are already buzzing hard about BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis, and visionary first-time director Benh Zeitlin. Are you in the know? Check in with BEASTS on GetGlue and let your Twitter and Facebook friends know, you are NOT one to be tardy to the party. You tell 'em. We'll wait.
Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the director and screenwriter/co-star of LOLA VERSUS respectively, are heavily featured in this week's TIME MAGAZINE, just in time for the release of the movie today! Read on for an intimate profile of their relationship, how it affects their collaboration, and what's next in store for the couple...
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Good news for LOLA VERSUS fans in New York: tomorrow, leading lady Greta Gerwig, along with filmmaker Daryl Wein and screenwriter/co-star Zoe Lister-Jones will be participating in Q&A's at the Loews Village 7! And if you can't make it then, Daryl and Zoe will be back at Loews on Saturday for an few encore Q&A's after that evening's showings. More info, and where to purchase tickets, below!
Let's get serious for a second; we all love us some romantic comedies. Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl (and let's not forget the men: lookin' at you Harry Connick Jr., Hugh Grant, Ryan Reynolds, etc) – sometimes you just need to indulge in a box of tissues and a pint on Ben & Jerry's while hunkering down to watch You've Got Mail. LOLA VERSUS creators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones are in the same boat as us, apparently, and they've made a rap video for Funny or Die to prove it!
Yahoo! Movies have just debuted the first, and can we just say utterly breathtaking, exclusive clip from Benh Zeitlin's Caméra D'Or-winning magical realism drama BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Check out the clip below, and watch as Hushpuppy pets crabs, talks about her father, parties in the Bathtub, and speculates on the fate of her swampland community.
...and it's about how she chooses to make movies about breakups with her real-life boyfriend, director Daryl Wein. Zoe wrote the screenplay for LOLA VERSUS, and starred with Daryl in Breaking Upwards, his debut feature (which was, as it turns out, about a couple engineering their own separation). The essay contains Zoe's signature bite and wit, all of which finds itself into LOLA VERSUS...
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Listen up New Yorkers: The Crosby Street Hotel have a Sunday Film Club, where they do special dinners and screenings every Sunday, for guests and open to the public. This Sunday, they're showing a preview screening of LOLA VERSUS, our new romantic comedy starring Greta Gerwig! As an added bonus, director Daryl Wein and co-star/screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones will be hanging out afterwards for a Q&A.
It's incredible how much LOLA VERSUS mirrors the at times, desperately sad life of the single New Yorker. We mean, who hasn't done a sketchy walk of shame, only to run into another hook-up, the almost tangible odor of last night's beer still hanging in the mist? Lola (Greta Gerwig) goes through something similar in this brand new clip from the romantic comedy.
As the more cinematically-minded of you have surely noticed already, this weekend BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD won the much-coveted Caméra D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival! Félicitaions!
You know what going to the movies in the summer can be like. Tired superheroes, weird rom-coms, vanity vehicles—it can be a right mess. This year, the Wall Street Journal put together a Grown-Up Guide to Summer Movies, just you filmgoers who need a little bit more substance with your popcorn and air-conditioning. And behold, LOLA VERSUS made the cut!
We've all been there. Left on the side of the road. Kicked to the curb. In one single, brutal word... "dumped". Typically, the aftermath of such a romantic termination involved a lot of Ben & Jerry's, a lot of Lifetime Originals/Keanu Reeves movies (depending on your persuasion), and a whole lot of vengeance plotting. But it doesn't have to be like that, friends. We present to you the LOLA VERSUS Break-Up Cleanse, a four-step, easy(-ish) guide to navigating the perilous waters of newfound singledom.
If you live in the LA area, have we and super-cute website Hello Giggles got a treat for you. We've organized a Q&A screening of LOLA VERSUS for tonight at 8PM, and all you have to do is RSVP in order to attend. Here's how:
As you might know, Benh Zeitlin's BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD premiered at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend. Luckily, some of the Inside Searchlight made the journey across the Atlantic with the cast of the film and took some photos for our Instagram. Make sure to follow us for more updates, but if you're not on Instagram, here's a selection of photos from the weekend!