‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Sweeps Sundance Awards

Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” about a pair of high school filmmakers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.

Thomas Mann, R.J. Cyler, and Olivia Cooke lead the cast of the idiosyncratic tearjerker from Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who dedicated the award to all the filmmakers and artists in his hometown of Laredo, Texas. Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon also star.

“The Wolfpack,” Crystal Moselle’s documentary about six movie-loving teenage boys isolated from society won the grand jury prize for best documentary.

Comedian Tig Notaro, whose film “Tig” premiered at the Festival, hosted the ceremony.

The 31st Sundance Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday.  (AP)

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