AceShowbiz - "To Dust" and "United Skates" were big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 28 after taking home top audience awards. The film starring Matthew Broderick and Geza Rohrig won the audience award for narrative feature, while "United Skates" took home the documentary accolade. "Mapplethorpe" and "Momentum Generation" were runners up.
"I'm both ecstatic and bowled over by this news. Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival has been a dream and a homecoming, as Tribeca Film Institute was one of the earliest supporters of this strangely personal and oddly specific film," "To Dust" director Shawn Snyder says. "It was made entirely out of love and miracles, by incredible collaborators who believed in it from the start. I share this honor and the excitement with each and every one of them..."
"It was such an honor to have our world premiere at Tribeca this year - and now to win the audience award. Every one of those votes is like a vote for keeping this skate world alive and its rinks open," "United Skates" directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown say. "There is no greater feeling than knowing that audiences are falling in love with this community, the same way we have."