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OCT
24
2 YEARS

'The Artist' Picks Up Another Audience Award at the Chicago Film Festival

"Undefeated," which follows a high school football team, receives the fest's audience award for best documentary.

The Artist
Peter Iovino/The Weinstein Co.

As it continues its tour of major film festivals, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist has picked up another audience award. The 47th Chicago International Film Festival announced Monday that the black-and-white, silent movie has earned the festival's Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature.

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The film, which the Weinstein Co. releases in the U.S. on Nov. 23, has also picked up audiences prizes at the Hamptons International Film Festival and the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

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Another upcoming TWC release, Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin's Undefeated, received the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature. The doc follows a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers, as they try to win the first playoff game in their school's 110-year history.

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An audience award for narrative film was also given to the German feature, Almanya: Welcome to Germany, directed by Yasemin Samdereli.