You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

San Francisco Film Society fetes Zeitlin

Helmer to receive Graham Leggat Award

The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival.

The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away last August.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance and will be released June 27 by Fox Searchlight. The film centers upon a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee where a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood.

More Film

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    China Box Office: 'Kingsman' Dominates With $39 Million Opening

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Tops International Box Office With China Debut

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

  • James Toback sexual harassment

    Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

  • Robert Hawkins, Variety Rome Correspondent, Dies

    Bob Hawkins, Longtime Variety Journalist in Italy, Dies at 93

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

  • Aida Begic Director Aida Begic poses

    Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival. The award will be presented April 26 at the Warfield Theatre. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society, passed away […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content