Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage wins Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” has won The Heineken Audience Award at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The film’s directors, Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, are to receive a cash prize of $25,000.

Throughout the festival, which kicked off April 21, audiences have been able to vote for The Heineken Audience Award by completing nomination ballots upon exiting screenings of festival films
, organizers said.

Final results were tabulated and announced during Saturday evening’s festival wrap party.

“Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,” a music documentary about the iconic Canadian band Rush, made its world premiere at this year’s festival.

“The best documentary films are just great stories with characters who jump off the screen, and that is certainly the case with ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,'” Nancy Schafer, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a statement. “Scot and Sam have told a great story with their film, which is insightful and entertaining to audiences whether or not they are part of the band’s formidable fan base.”

“Receiving the Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca means a lot to us as Rush has always been a band of the people,” added McFadyen and Dunn. “It was great to see Rush fans and non-fans enjoy the movie together.”


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