Texan's ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ sweeps Sundance Awards

February 1, 2015 6:34 AM

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Texan's ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ sweeps Sundance Awards

PARK CITY, Utah — Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers 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, which were 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 audience award to all the filmmakers and artists in his hometown of Laredo. Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon also star.

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