“Krisha,” “Peace Officer,” “My Name is Doris,” “A Brave Heart” take SXSW Audience Awards

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Echoing the SXSW jury award winners, Trey Edward Shults’ drama “Krisha” and Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s

A scene from "Peace Officer," which explores the militarization of law enforcement.

A scene from “Peace Officer,” which explores the militarization of law enforcement.

“Peace Officer,” about a Utah sheriff who established his area’s first SWAT team, with grim consequences decades later, also won the SXSW audience awards  in the narrative and documentary feature competitions, respectively, SXSW announced Saturday.

Michael Showalter’s “Hello My Name is Doris” took the audience award in the Headliners category, while Josh Lawson’s  sex comedy”The Little Death” and Sara Hirsh Bordo’s “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story,” about the Austin anti-bullying activist with an ultra-rare congenital condition, took the narrative and documentary spotlight awards, respectively.

Todd Rohal’s “Uncle Kent 2” won in the Visions category,  the RKSS Collective’s “Turbo Kid” won for Midnighters and “Mr. Robot” won for Episodic.

“Landfill Harmonic” won in the 24 Beats Per Second category, “Kings of Nowhere” tooko the SXGlobal award and Joshua Oppenheimer’s extraordinary “The Look of Silence” won for Festival Favorites.


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