Jeffrey Wright

Kent Jones' 'Diane' takes top award at Tribeca

Kent Jones' intimate drama "Diane" landed a leading three awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, including best narrative feature.

"Diane" stars 70-year-old Mary Kay Place as a memory-haunted widow in rural Massachusetts. It's the first fiction film for Jones, the film critic and director of the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. "Diane," which is produced by Martin Scorsese, also won for Jones' screenplay and Wyatt Garfield's cinematography in awards announced at a ceremony in New York on Thursday night.

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