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Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver,’ Noel Wells Debut ‘Mr. Roosevelt’ Win SXSW Audience Awards

Blind magician film ”Dealt,“ Judd Apatow’s latest and ”Dear White People“ also among winners

Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver” and Noël Wells’ directorial debut “Mr. Roosevelt” won audience prizes at the South by Southwest Film Festival for Best Headliner and Best Narrative Spotlight titles.

Wright’s film follows an eccentric young driver (Ansel Elgort), a hired hand behind the wheel of getaway cars who needs an iPod playing to pull off stunts that evade police. It costars Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Lily James and Eiza González.

Wells, who also wrote, produces and stars in “Roosevelt,” spins a semi-autobiographical tale of a Los Angeles comedian who returns home to contend with her ex-boyfriend and his lovable new girlfriend.

“Dealt,” about renowned blind card magician Richard Turner, won Best Documentary Feature. “The Light of the Moon,” Jessica M. Thompson’s entry about a Latina architect grappling with sexual assault, took Best Narrative Feature.

Netflix’s lightning rod TV series “Dear White People” landed an award in the Episodic TV category for helmer Justin Simien.

2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners

Narrative Feature Competition: “The Light of the Moon
,” Jessica M. Thompson

Documentary Feature Competition: “Dealt
,” Luke Korem

Headliner: “Baby Driver,” Edgar Wright

Narrative Spotlight: “Mr. Roosevelt,” Noël Wells

Documentary Spotlight: “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” Jennifer M. Kroot

Visions: “Becoming Bond,” Josh Greenbaum

Midnighters: “68 Kill,” Trent Haaga

”Dear White People,” Justin Simien

Audience Award Winner: “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” Directors: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio

Global: “Divine Divas,” Leandra Leal

Festival Favorites: “The Big Sick
,” Michael Showalter