"Fruitvale," "Blood Brother" win Sundance Awards
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Writer Tyson VanSkiver, actors Steve Hoover and Rocky Braat and producer Danny Yourd pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at Village at the Lift on January 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah. / Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
PARK CITY, Utah 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" 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.
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