Tuesday, July 01, 2008

2008 Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners

Recently the fest announced the award winners and according to the official press release these are some of the winners.

Best Narrative Feature: Prince of Broadway, Sean Baker, USA, 2008
Jury statement: “Combining uncommonly quick-witted directorial skill with a lively and humane understanding of how all sorts of new Americans learn to scrape by at the bottom of New York's melting pot, Sean Baker's Prince of Broadway avoids sentimental pitfalls while letting the audience share the complications and private victories of lives that too many movies don't think twice about.”

Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition: Jennifer Lawrence for The Poker House, Lori Petty, USA, 2007
Jury statement: “Everything in The Poker House is riding on Jennifer Lawrence's performance, but we never once catch her looking like she knows it. Her ability to convince us that the victimized teenager she plays has never known any other life but this one — and has no idea if it's unusual or not — is screen acting at its very best.”

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: The Wackness, Johathan Levine, USA, 2007
Audience Award for Best International Feature: Man on Wire, James Marsh, UK, 2007

Don Cheadle was honored with the 2008 Spirit of Independence Award.

To check the award winners in all the categories go here.

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