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9 Things to Know About Oprah's New Favorite Movie
Beasts of the Southern Wild is unlike any film Oprah has ever seen. Learn more about the movie; then tune in for her interview with the director and the stars of the film August 26 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
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Location, Location, Location
In the film, Hushpuppy and Wink live on an isolated island called the Bathtub. Benh found the embodiment of the Bathtub in the real-life locations of Ponte Au Chien and Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana—a tiny, marshlike island 80 miles southwest of New Orleans that has only one main street. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Benh says local residents invited cast and crew members to stay with them for the duration of the shoot.
Published on August 20, 2012