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Yes, you can still see Best Picture nominee 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' in theaters

Fox Searchlight to re-release Oscar favorite for limited run

By Kate Erbland Jan 16, 2013 10:04PM

When nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee ever during last week's Oscar nominations, the initial shock that such a tiny tot had instantly been catapulted to the major leagues soon gave away to movie fans everywhere thinking, "wait, what is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'?" 


A Sundance favorite from last year's festival, Benh Zeitlin’s film had a limited release this past summer, during which it made a very respectable $11.3 million at the box office. But such a small release (it never played more than 318 theaters) guaranteed that most movie buffs wouldn't be able to see it - making its four Oscar nominations (it also received nods for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director) a shock to fans following the awards circuit.


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So it should come as no surprise that, on the heels of its very impressive Oscar nomination run, Fox Searchlight will re-release the film into select theaters starting this Friday, January 18. The film will open in cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami, and Washington, D.C., in addition to New York City and Los Angeles, where it returns to Manhattan’s Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza theaters and Los Angeles’ Landmark 12 in Westwood.


Haven't seen the film yet? Now's your chance to rectify that before the Oscars. Think of how impressed your friends will be!


The 85th Academy Awards presentation will be held on February 24, 2013. 

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