The Wisconsin Film Festival wrapped last week (you can find our closing thoughts here) and while we’ve known the Golden Badger Jury Awards for weeks now, staffers have just announced the results of the Step & Brew Audience Awards.
Capturing Grace, which follows a dance collaboration between a ballet company and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, took home the award for favorite documentary. Marie’s Story won for narrative and Five Corners secured best restoration/rediscovery. And that last win ought to please actor Kevin Corrigan, who introduced Tony Bill’s Bronx melting pot drama as one of his personal favorites over the festival weekend.
The Steep & Brew Audience Awards are sponsored by the Madison coffee shop and tea house, imploring attendees to tear a number between 1-5 (“5” being the best) on sheets of goldenrod paper. Even with the festival’s drop in attendance this year — 26,506 is down from 2013’s previous low of 26,714 — that sounds like a lot of paper.