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‘Fruitvale,’ ‘Blood Brother’ win Sundance Awards

January 27, 2013 • Entertainment


Director Steve Hoover, right, and documentary subject Rocky Braat, left, accept the Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary for “Blood Brother” during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The dramatic film “Fruitvale” and the documentary “Blood Brother” won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges.

Both American films won audience awards and grand jury prizes Saturday at the Sundance Awards.

“Fruitvale” is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, who was 22 years old when he was shot and killed in a public transit station in Oakland, Calif. First-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler wrote and directed the dramatic narrative.

“This project was about humanity, about human beings and how we treat each other; how we treat the people that we love the most, and how we treat the people that we Login to read more

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