Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn’s “RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage” won the Heineken Audience Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tonight in Manhattan. The filmmakers received a $25,000 cash award from the festival. A look back at the well known rock band, the film had its world premiere at the festival.
“Scot and Sam have told a great story with their film, which is insightful and entertaining to audiences whether or not they are part of the band’s formidable fan base,” said the fest’s Nancy Schafer, in a statement, “An intimate but energetic portrayal of one of the most prolific rock bands, ‘RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage’ highlights the juxtaposition of music and film as an art form and we hope that Rush fans and audiences around the world embrace the film the way Tribeca audiences have.”
The fests jury prize winners were announced on Thursday at the festival, which concludes tomorrow. [Eugene Hernandez]