‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Returning To Theaters In Time For Oscar Push

Beasts of the Southern Wild will be returning to a limited number of theaters Friday, just a week after it was nominated for four Oscars.

The film will be re-released in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C, Dallas, and Seattle, according to Deadline.

The film’s January 18 re-release date marks the one-year anniversary of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and an Excellence in Cinematography Award. Beasts of the Southern Wild also won a Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In total, the film has received over 120 awards.

The film ran in select cities for 20 weeks, beginning in June and ending its run in November 2012. The movie made an estimated $11.3 million in the domestic box office.

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been nominated for Best Picture; Best Adapted Screenplay;Best Actress for its young star, Quvenzhane Wallis; and Best Director for Benh Zeitlin. Nine-year-old Wallis, who was only 6 at the time the movie was filmed, is the youngest person to be nominated for an Oscar.

In July, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr said about the film, “It has a fresh energy, a fresh way of looking at how to tell a story on film, a bunch of characters I’ve never seen and it merges realism with magical realism in ways that movies rarely do.”

Beasts of the Southern Wild follows 6-year-old Hushpuppy as she faces her father’s fading health and melting ice caps that threaten her Louisiana bayou community.