Sundance: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Wins Grand Jury, Audience Awards

February 1, 2015 4:02 AM

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Sundance: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Wins Grand Jury, Audience Awards

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s visually inventive comedy-drama about the friendship between a misfit teenager and a classmate diagnosed with leukemia, received both the grand jury prize and the audience award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night. Part cancer-themed tearjerker and part tribute to obsessive movie love, was acquired by Fox Searchlight earlier this week in one of the festival’s biggest deals.

This marks the third year in a row that one movie has taken both top prizes at Sundance, following the lead of “Fruitvale Station” in 2013 and “Whiplash” last year. “Me and Earl’s” victory was even more noteworthy in what many considered one of the stronger U.S. dramatic competitions in recent memor...

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