If Beale Street Could Talk Won Big at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. So Did Glenn Close’s Dog!

The Film Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica on Saturday night, providing moviegoers one last opportunity to see great films like First Reformed, Can You Ever Forgive Me, and If Beale Street Could Talk honored before the Academy stages its big “Salute to Bohemian Rhapsody but Not Bryan Singer” on Sunday. To compete at the Spirit Awards, a film has to have been produced in the United States for less than $20 million, which rules out a lot of great movies, but also provides a niche showcase for Hollywood’s least-favorite genre: movies that are truly excellent but somehow failed to make anyone obscenely wealthy.

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