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Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards


3 1/2 MINUTES' filmmaker Marc Silver won Sundance's U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact on Saturday. HBO acquired U.S. television rights to the Participant documentary about the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis and the trial of his killer.

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

Los Angeles Times  -  January 31, 2015

By Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film, which uses animation and other flourishes in telling its coming-of-age story, took both audience and grand jury prizes in the U.S. dramatic category.

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