'Fog,' 'Visioneers' take fest's audience awards
Rolf Belgum’s drama on Alzheimer’s disease and nature, “She Unfolds by Day,” and docu “Beautiful Losers,” Joshua Leonard and Aaron Rose’s portrait of an ‘80s art movement, cashed in at CineVegas, pocketing grand jury prizes.
“We have seen a considerable amount of filmmaker talent at the festival over the past decade, and this year is no exception,” artistic director Trevor Groth said at Saturday’s award ceremony. “In addition, CineVegas had a record number of attendees this year.”
Rachel Samuels’ stylish noir “Dark Streets” drew a special jury award along with Bill Pullman for his role as a science fiction writer in Matthew Wilder’s “Your Name Here.” A special jury doc prize went to Paul Eagleston and Stephen Rose’s “Hi My Name Is Ryan,” which chronicled the “Clown Prince” of the Phoenix art scene.
Crowds chose horse racing docu “Lost in the Fog” and comedy “Visioneers” for audience awards. Jonas Cuaron’s “Ano una” took the fest’s Mexican-themed La Proxima Ola Jury Prize.