Louisiana-shot award winner premieres in N.O.

June 26, 2012 • Entertainment

Actress Quvenzhané Wallis and actor Dwight Henry arrive at the movie premiere of “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” at the Joy Theater in New Orleans, Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana-shot film that took top honors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival returned to the state where it was made for a Hollywood-style, red-carpet premiere Monday night before opening in select theaters nationwide this summer.

The makers and stars of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” — all newcomers to the big screen — walked a red carpet at the Joy Theater on streetcar-lined Canal Street, hailing the New Orleans premiere as a long-awaited homecoming after media screenings across the country and at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May.

“This is what we dreamed about the whole time we were filming, bringing a finished film back to Login to read more

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