“Spotlight” and “Harry & Snowman” took home the top awards at the Middleburg Film Festival this weekend in the Best Narrative and Best Documentary categories respectively. The festival took place over four days from October 22-25 and hosted a mix of narrative and documentary films, as well as panels and Q&As. Prizes were awarded based on audience ballots.
“Spotlight,” from writer-director Tom McCarthy, follows the team of Boston Globe reporters who exposed the Catholic Church’s decades long cover-up of more than 90 pedophile priests. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star.
“Harry & Snowman” tells the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down plow horse he rescued off a truck bound for the glue factory. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods. Their chance meeting saved them both and forged a friendship that lasted a lifetime.