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FRUITVALE IS THE BIG WINNER AT SUNDANCE

January 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the film that most critics thought would take top honors at the Sundance Film Festival did. Fruitvale, which tells the story of the seemingly senseless shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Fruitvale station in Oakland on New Year’s Day of 2009, came […]

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD TAKES TOP PRIZE AT SUNDANCE

January 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Benh Zeitlin’s critically applauded Beasts of the Southern Wild has won the top Grand Jury Prize for drama at the Sundance Film Festival. The fantasy/reality film, picked up by Fox Searchlight for a reported $2 million, had been favored to win following adulatory reviews by many critics attending the festival, several of whom used the […]