“Rwanda,” from United Artists, won the narrative audience award at the festival, while Wash Westmoreland’s “Gay Republicans,” which clearly struck a chord with moviegoers, won the event’s doc audience prize. . . . In the wake of the recent presidential election, Westmoreland’s “Gay Republicans” is a look at a group of queer conservatives, stirred sentiments. Thursday’s showing was followed by a heated Q&A session that had to be tempered by fest staffers.
But in a good way this time. Indiewire.com reports that Wash Westmoreland’s Gay Republicans picked up the documentary audience-favorite award at the AFI Festival here in Los Angeles. No wonder. The WOW doc is both controversial and terribly amusing, rife with arched eyebrows and archer politics.