The 2008 John C. Schweiger Audience Award for Best Feature was awarded to The Cake Eaters.
Easy, the Kimbrough family patriarch, is grieving over the recent loss of his wife. His youngest son, Beagle, who was left to care for his ailing mother, falls in love with Georgia, a 15-year-old terminally ill girl. His older brother, Guy, has been absent from the family for years, learns of his mother's death and arrives home after missing the funeral. Upon Guy's return, things begin to unravel. The Cake Eaters is a quirky and charming drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families coming to terms with love in the face of loss.
Mary Stuart Masterson (Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon) makes her directorial debut with a cast including Academy Award-nominated Bruce Dern (Coming Home), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order, Rent), Emmy-nominated Melissa Leo (Homicide, Last Summer in the Hamptons), Kristen Stewart (Into the Wild) and The Cake Eaters screenwriter, Jayce Bartok as Guy. [adult content]The Audience Award winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 6, 2008. It will be posted here Sunday night following the Awards Celebration.