Ryder remembers Penn as talented actor, dear friend

An emotional Winona Ryder remembered Chris Penn as “not just Sean’s little brother,” in front of a packed Sundance Film Festival audience Wednesday night.
Ryder was a close friend of Penn, who was found dead Tuesday in his Santa Monica, Calif., condo.
“Today was a really sad day,” Ryder told the audience of about 1,200 festival-goers following a screening of her film, The Darwin Awards, the last in which Penn appears. “I was lucky enough to know him for 19 years…