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Sunscreen Film Festival dishes out awards

The eighth annual Sunscreen Film Festival wrapped Sunday in St. Petersburg after dishing out awards Saturday night. Alonso Mayo's autism dramedy The Story of Luke starring Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) was named best feature among seven official entries. One runner-up, The K Effect: Stalin's Editor, earned Spain's Valenti Figueres two prizes as the fest's best Latin and overall director. Figueres incorporated found archival footage and surreal re-enactments to create a quasi-documentary of Russian political and cinematic history. Other winners included Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer (documentary), Veer! (Florida film), Mr. Bear (short film), La Gran Fallacia (Latin film), and Ben Fingerhut's screenplay for I Hate Your Kids. Special prizes were presented to actors and co-stars Michael Biehn (Lifetime Bada Award) and Matthew Ziff (Up-and-Comer Award). Their erotic thriller Treachery was a centerpiece of this year's Sunscreen lineup. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Sunscreen Film Festival dishes out awards 04/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 9:02pm]
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