Jan 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Three projects with Minnesota connections received awards at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
"The Surrogate'' earned an audience award as best U.S. drama as well as a special jury prize for ensemble acting.
The Star Tribune reports Sunday that Alexandria native John Hawks stars in that film, as a man a paralyzed 38-year-old man who hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf had two entries - which were jointly honored with a special jury prize for excellence in independent film producing. "Smashed'' is about a Los Angeles schoolteacher who decides to get sober, and "Nobody Walks'' is a domestic drama.
Sundance ran through Sunday in Park City, Utah.