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Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
Topic - John Hawkes
The oddball romance "Silver Linings Playbook" was named best picture Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, Hollywood's last pre-game show before the Academy Awards.
Of all the movies ever made about a man's quest to lose his virginity, "The Sessions" may be the oddest and the sweetest.
Given that it's based on the true story of a man with polio who spends most of his time in an iron lung, "The Sessions" is not as painfully heavy-handed as it might sound. And given that it's about this man's nervous attempts to lose his virginity at age 38, it's also not as obnoxiously wacky as it might sound.
The ballet thriller "Black Swan" won four prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, including best picture, best actress for Natalie Portman and director for Darren Aronofsky.
Far from the urban desperation of "Biutiful" or the meth-riddled rural life of "Winter's Bone," stars of those two Oscar-nominated films celebrated their good fortune at a private penthouse party at one of the city's newest hotspots.
"I can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Jen," said Hawkes, who plays Lawrence's menacing but ferociously protective uncle.