'Sollers Point' bags Champs-Elysees Film Festival Jury Prize

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 05:59 hrs

[USA] June 20(ANI): Matt Porterfield's Baltimore-set drama 'Sollers Point', received the top jury prize for an American independent feature at the 7th annual Champs-Elysees Film Festival, reported the Hollywood Reporter.

The film was released in the U.S. by Oscilloscope Laboratories last month.

Starring McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi and Zazie Beetz, the film revolves around a 24-year-old drug dealer who is newly released from prison and living with his father under house arrest in Baltimore.

The drug dealer struggles to re-establish himself in a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and segregation.

Meanwhile, Yen Tan's '1985' nabbed the audience and student jury award which is about a young gay man returning to his conservative Texas town.

The Champs-Elysees fest, set in a handful of movie houses on Paris' most famous boulevard highlights independent films from the U.S. and France. (ANI)

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