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“Paper Birds,” “Semper Fi” Take Audience Awards at Woodstock Film Festival

"Paper Birds," "Semper Fi" Take Audience Awards at Woodstock Film Festival

The 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival concluded last night, handing out its Audience Awards to Emilio Aragón’s post-war drama “Paper Birds” and Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert’s political documentary “Semper Fi: Always Faithful.”

“Paper Birds” won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The film tells the story of a man struggling to survive in the final days of the Spanish Civil War after the deaths of his wife and son. “Semper Fi” received the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows a former Marine’s efforts to make the Marine Corps take responsibility for a contamination incident which is responsible for the death of his daughter.

The festival’s top prizes were previously announced on Saturday. Best Narrative Feature went to “On the Ice” while “Semper Fi” picked up the Best Documentary Feature there as well.

The festival also honored Maverick Award recipients Ellen Barkin, Mark Ruffalo, Robin Bronk and Tony Kaye.

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