‘Beginners,’ ‘Tree of Life’ win Gotham Film Awards

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and the Christopher Plummer film “Beginners” shared the top prize for best feature film on Monday at the Gotham Awards, a key event for independent movies which also marks the start of the film-awards season culminating in the Oscars. The honors for “The Tree of Life,” a mystical period drama starring Brad Pitt, and “Beginners,” which stars Ewan McGregor as a man whose elderly father (Plummer) comes out of the closet, scored upset victories.