Sundance Festival Director John Cooper speaks during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:14 pm
`Fruitvale,' `Blood Brother' win Sundance Awards
By SANDY COHENAP Entertainment Writer
Both American films won audience awards and grand jury prizes Saturday at the Sundance Awards.
"Fruitvale" tells 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. Twenty-six-year-old first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler wrote and directed the dramatic narrative.
"Blood Brother" follows a young American, Rocky, who moved to India to work with orphans infected with HIV.
The Cambodian film "A River Changes Course" won the grand jury prize for international documentary, and a narrative film from South Korea, "Jiseul," claimed the grand jury prize for dramatic world cinema.