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A New Look At Neverland With A Focus On 'Wendy'




Devin France in the film
Devin France in the film "Wendy," directed by Benh Zeitlin.
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The Sibling Duo Behind 'Wendy'

When “Beasts of the Southern Wild” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, a fresh new voice in indie filmmaking burst into the spotlight. Benh Zeitlin co-wrote and directed the magical realist drama of a father and daughter in Louisiana, which went on to be nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture. That success earned him the chance to make his dream project with his sister Eliza Zeitlin. Now, eight years later it’s coming to theaters. “Wendy” is a radical reimagining of the Peter Pan story that was largely shot on an island with an active volcano. Like in “Beasts,” Zeiltin cast untrained actors and put children at the center of the story. Eliza did the production design and Benh co-wrote the score. John Horn sat down with them in Sundance the day after “Wendy” premiered.

'Pandemic': A Timely Docuseries

In show biz, it is said that timing is everything. Exhibit number one: the Netflix docuseries called “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak.” The series follows “the battle against influenza.” Dr. Sheri Fink, a correspondent for the New York Times and an executive producer of the docuseries, explains that the idea started a few years back, before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dance To The Music

If you’ve listened to the music of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley or the band Antibalas, you probably know about Daptone Records. The Brooklyn-based indie label was co-founded by Gabriel Roth, a musician, producer and engineer who has moved back to Riverside. The Frame contributor Betto Arcos visited his recording studio and has this profile of the man behind The Daptone Sound.