Winners – 2013 Beat the Heat Movie Awards

Image: “The Hawaii Theatre Center, a.k.a. The Pride of the Pacific, is an old movie palace in downtown Honolulu, now converted into a performance venue. My old masters at the Hawaii International Film Festival help maintain the 35mm projectors for occasional screenings.” christian razukas from Honolulu, Hawaii WikiCommons

Thank you to everyone who participated. I also decided to post the nominees at so votes were culled from there and the comment section here. The original nominees list is here.

And the winners are …

True Story
Tie between A Beautiful Mind and Frida

Benny and Joon

A three way tie between Forrest Gump, Girl Interrupted, and Children of a Lesser God


Murderball (There were no votes in this category but my own.)

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About Tara "Masery" Miller

Tara "Masery" Miller is a Neo-Pagan panentheist Gaian mage living in the Ozarks with her husband and pets. She's also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She is the editor of Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul which you can find at Immanion press. She has a minor is religion from Southeast Missouri State Missouri State University with an emphasis in mysticism. Masery has lead various groups over the years and organized Pagan Pride Day events. Her magic and author page is at