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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

RaMell Ross’s “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” an impressionistic portrait of black lives in Alabama, won the top prize, outstanding achievement in nonfiction feature filmmaking, at Thursday’s 12th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, presented at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

At the ceremony, hosted by documentary filmmaker Steve James, both Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s “Free Solo” won three trophies each.

“Minding the Gap,” which looks at three young skateboarders as they navigate adulthood, won awards for direction, editing, and outstanding debut.

“Free Solo,” which follows free climber Alex Honnold as he climbs the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, was singled out for outstanding production and cinematography and also won the audience choice prize, voted by the general public.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter. 

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