Sundance Film Festival Awards: Who Won? What Did They Say?
If you missed the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony last night, no matter. You can experience it, minute by minute, for the first time or all over again, on the Sundance Film Festival’s blog. Writer Eric Hynes fills you in not only on who won the awards, but who presented them, what award presenters and winners said, and even, in some cases, what they wore.
Some memorable quotes of the night:
“I’m really happy happy.” — Anne Sewitsky, whose HAPPY HAPPY won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic.
“Usually when we set an episode in a place, we don’t get invited to go there.” — The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, who was a festival juror and presented the top prize for the U.S. Documentary Competition, expressing surprise at having been invited to the festival he once described in a Simpsons episode as “where Parker Posey meets parka poseurs.”
“I had no idea that such things were possible in life. Just a few weeks ago I was a housecleaner … This is for all the artists working in obscurity out there … Never give up, because if you do, you know what will happen. If you don’t give up, you don’t know what will happen.” — Jon Foy, who won the U.S. Documentary Competition Directing Award for RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES.
Read Hynes’ blog post here.
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