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'The Hate U Give' wins Audience Award at Hamptons Film Festival

Amandla Stenberg stars in "The Hate U Give."

Amandla Stenberg stars in "The Hate U Give." Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox/Erika Doss

The young-adult drama “The Hate U Give” won the audience award for narrative feature at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.

Based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling book, “The Hate U Give” tells the story of a black teenager (Amandla Stenberg) who assimilates into a mostly white prep school until she witnesses a friend’s fatal shooting at the hands of a white police officer. The film opened in theaters on Friday and opens wider on Oct. 19.

The audience award for documentary feature went to John Chester’s “The Biggest Little Farm,” a first-person chronicle of a husband and wife who leave Los Angeles to turn an outlying patch of land into a sustainable farm. “One Small Step,” an animated film that marks the studio debut of Taiko, established by former Disney-Pixar artists Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth, won the audience award for short film. The festival ended Monday; the audience awards were announced Tuesday. Next year’s festival takes place Oct. 10-14.

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