Kent Jones' 'Diane' takes top award at Tribeca

This image released by Tribeca Film Festival shows Mary Kay Place in a scene from "Diane." The film won three awards Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, for best narrative feature, screenplay and cinematography. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)

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

NEW YORK — Kent Jones' intimate drama "Diane" has 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 widow in rural Massachusetts haunted by memories. 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 its screenplay and cinematography.

Taking best documentary is Gabrielle Brady's "Island of the Hungry Ghosts," about an Australian high-security detention center in a remote island in the Indian Ocean.

The festival's Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award has been given to Dava Whisenant for "Bathtubs Over Broadway."

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