Amazon" Wins Big at the Big Apple Film Festival
by Daniel Loria
First published 12 Nov 2010 Copyright © 2010 www.indiewire.com
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Brocks debut feature, Montana Amazon - The Adventures
of the Dunderheads, was named as the Best Feature Film
at the seventh annual Big Apple Film Festival.
comedy, starring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck"),
Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense")
and rising star Alison Brie ("Community," "Mad
Men"), follows a rural Montana family whose secluded
existence is shattered after an accidental murder forces them
to evade authorities on an attempted escape to Canada. Matters
become complicated, however, when the trio accidentally drive
south for their journey -taking them on a road trip through
the American West, culminating in Mexico. Dukakis and Osment
also served as Executive Producers on the film.
Punk," a documentary from Georgia Sugimura Archer and
Kristin Armfield, won the award for the Best Documentary Feature.
The film follows an independent-minded Barbershop quarter
aficionado Robb Topolski who takes on the biggest cable company
in the nation in his quest for fewer privatized restrictions
on the internet. The film has screened at various festivals
this year, including SXSW and Silverdocs.
The Big Apple Film Festival, hosted by
the New York focused Big Apple Film Society, is an annual
event that showcases new independent films and filmmakers
from the city, across the country and around the world. Along
with numerous local premieres, this years edition featured
a 20 Year Anniversary screening of Martin Scorseses
Personal awards were given to Bronx-native
actor Kevin Corrigan (Golden Apple Award) and comedian Mario
Cantone (Spirit of New York Award).
Other winners in this years festival
"Seducing Charlie Barker" -
Mitchel D. Bernstein NYC Cityscape Award
"The Position" - Best Short Film
"The Restaurateur" - Best Short Documentary
"The Face Shop" - Best Animation Film
"Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins" - Best
"Laugh and Die" - Best Student Film
The Big Apple Film Festival took place
from November 2-6 at New Yorks Tribeca Cinemas.
posted on November 12, 2010
sure to read the article at the ORIGINAL