11:55,’ ‘My Blind Brother,’ ‘Mr. Gaga’ win Aspen Filmfest audience awards | AspenTimes.com

11:55,’ ‘My Blind Brother,’ ‘Mr. Gaga’ win Aspen Filmfest audience awards

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The movies “11:55” and “My Blind Brother” tied for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at Aspen Filmfest, while “Mr Gaga” won the prize for Best Documentary Film. Aspen Film announced the winners Tuesday.

“The Eagle Huntress” was the runner up for Best Documentary.

“We are so pleased to wrap our 38th annual Aspen Filmfest with these four outstanding films taking the top audience prize,” Executive Director John Thew said. “The overwhelming response from our members and local guests has been so rewarding, and we can’t wait for our remaining programming for this year with our annual Academy Screenings and New Year’s Eve Bash in December.”

“11:55” is a crime drama starring Victor Almanzar as a Marine who returns from Afghanistan to his violent neighborhood and his past in the local underworld.

“My Blind Brother” is a romantic comedy with Nick Kroll and Adam Scott as rival siblings and Jenny Slate as the girl who comes between them.

Best Documentary winner “Mr Gaga” is a chronicle of the life and work of visionary Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. “The Eagle Huntress” profiles a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who dares to break the gender barrier of an ancient hunting tradition.

The five-day festival screened 20 features at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. It closed Sunday night with the surprise screening of “Custody,” James Lapine’s new drama about a family court battle in New York City.


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