Charles Busch honored at Sundance

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 28 2003 1:00 AM ET

Writer-performer Charles Busch was given a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival for his work in Die, Mommy, Die, which he also wrote. Among those also honored was out filmmaker Gary Sunshine, who thanked his boyfriend from the podium when accepting the Freedom of Expression award for What I Want My Words to Do to You, which he codirected with Judith Katz and Madeleine Gavin. Top jury prize winners at the festival were Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's dramatic film American Splendor, based on the autobiographical comic books of Harvey Pekar, and Andrew Jarecki's documentary Capturing the Friedmans.