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“Origin” And “American Symphony” Win Top Awards At Virginia Film Festival

By Ted Johnson
November 02, 2023
By darcostudio
November 02, 2023
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Ava DuVernay‘s Origin and Matthew Heineman‘s American Symphony were among the top winners at the Virginia Film Festival, the four-day Charlottesville event that ran from October 25-29.

Origin, based on Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, won the festival’s Audience Award for narrative feature. Heineman’s American Symphony, about musician Jon Batiste, was recognized for documentary feature.

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