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'The Rocket' and 'Bridegroom' Take Heineken Audience Awards at Tribeca

Festivals
by Ryan Lattanzio
April 29, 2013 11:50 AM
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'Bridegroom'

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the recipients of the Heineken Audience Awards Saturday night. Kim Mordaunt's 'The Rocket,' which has already won two prizes at Tribeca, was the audience favorite for narrative film while "Bridegroom," directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, won for documentary. The festival concluded on Sunday with a screening of each film. Both received $25,000 prizes.

The story of a displaced family in Laos, "The Rocket" won the world narrative prize for best feature last Thursday at Tribeca. Its young star Sitthiphon Disamoe took best actor as a scrappy kid who sets out to find a new home for his family (our TOH! review).

"Bridegroom," a documentary chronicling the legal struggles of a gay man after his partner's accidental death, is poised to be a controversial film given its incisive -- and personal -- portrait of marriage inequality (Indiewire's interview with the director). Watch trailers for both films below.

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