Acting on Stage and Screen Panel with Rosemary Harris & Beth Henley

Join screen and stage actress Rosemary Harris (Notorious Woman, Tom & Viv, Hamlet)–winner of a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award, as well as being an Academy Award nominee–and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart, Miss Firecracker) for a spirited discussion about the finer points of dramatic performance as pertains to the stage and film/television alike.

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Romeo is Bleeding

A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Poet Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown, and challenges like-minded youths to mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, with the hope of starting a dialogue about violence in the city.

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MA

In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, UNCSA alum Celia Rowlson-Hall crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Conveyed entirely through movement, the film deconstructs the role of Mary, who encounters a parade of bold characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime.  Producer Aaron Schnobrich to be in attendance for screenings!

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Free Screenings!

Did you know that there are many, many FREE screenings included in each year’s RiverRun program?  Click the link below to see the entire list of free films featured in this year’s lineup!
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Coming Through the Rye

Jamie Schwartz, obsessed with Holden Caulfield, runs away from boarding school to find reclusive author JD Salinger (Chris Cooper). Inspired by actual events, Jamie’s search for Salinger becomes a journey into sexual awakening, love and loss.  Producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins to be in attendance for screening!

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Lace Crater

An awkward twentysomething begins to undergo strange physical changes after a weekend tryst–with a ghost–in this charmingly lo-fi, supernaturally-tinged comedy-drama.  The film features a score from Phuzz Phest headliner Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo.  Actor Andrew Ryder and Producer Adam Kritzer to be in attendance for screenings! 

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The No Hand King

The self proclaimed “No Hand King” of Raleigh, NC shares his past struggles and his motivations to become the best in the world at what he does, taking on a 50 mile stretch of the Outer Banks to claim the record for the longest no-handed wheelie.  Director Patrick Shanahan to be in attendance for screenings!

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Going fast…

Throughout the festival, we’ll post notices here for films that are selling quickly or Rush Line only.

UPDATE on The Violin Teacher screening for Sunday, 4/17

We want to extend our sincerest apologies once again to the gracious group of patrons who attempted to see 10:00 am screening THE VIOLIN TEACHER this morning, thank you all so much for your understanding and flexibility! We were doubtful at the time that the 12:00 pm show tomorrow (Sunday) would be able to proceed, but have received further updates. To clarify, the 12:00 pm screening for tomorrow WILL go on as scheduled, and tickets are still available. We are so sorry that a technical snafu disrupted your morning but appreciate your understanding. You all... read more

RiverRun Free Family Day April 1st!

We have put together a fantastic line-up of free events for audiences of all ages for RiverRun Family Day 2017 on April 1st. Beginning with our popular Saturday Morning Cartoons program and ending with a screening under the stars, families and guests of all ages are encouraged to join the fun!

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RiverRun Getaway Package

Escape to RiverRun! We’ve put together exclusive exciting getaway packages full of films, fun and history to enjoy while you explore Winston-Salem. Book early before films sell out!

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Call for Student Ambassadors

RiverRun is looking for social media-savvy students to be our Festival Ambassadors. This select group of students will promote the different aspects of the festival in the weeks leading up to RiverRun’s 2017 Festival (March 30 – April 9, 2017). Our goal is to increase awareness and involvement in this entertaining and enlightening cultural event to a younger generation of film-lovers in the local community.

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RiverRun Retro: Barbara Stanwyck Film & Book Signing 2/2/17

RIVERRUN RETRO PRESENTS:
STANWYCK: STEEL TRUE

7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

RiverRun International Film Festival’s RiverRun Retro presents a film screening of Stella Dallas, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and a discussion with Stanwyck’s biographer, Victoria Wilson, followed by a book signing of her biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel – True: 1907 – 1940. The event will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 W. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

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THE BAD KIDS – FREE Screening 1/31/17

THE BAD KIDS
Directed by Lou Pepe & Keith Fulton

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Huber Theatre
Salem College Student Center
601 S. Church St.
Winston-Salem, NC
FREE and open to the public
Panel discussion to follow with special guests

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Call for Student Ambassadors

RiverRun is looking for social media-savvy students to be our Festival Ambassadors. This select group of students will promote the different aspects of the festival in the weeks leading up to RiverRun’s 2017 Festival (March 30 – April 9, 2017). Our goal is to increase awareness and involvement in this entertaining and enlightening cultural event to a younger generation of film-lovers in the local community.

RiverRun Retro: Barbara Stanwyck Film & Book Signing 2/2/17

RIVERRUN RETRO PRESENTS:
STANWYCK: STEEL TRUE

7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

RiverRun International Film Festival’s RiverRun Retro presents a film screening of Stella Dallas, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and a discussion with Stanwyck’s biographer, Victoria Wilson, followed by a book signing of her biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel – True: 1907 – 1940. The event will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 W. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

RiverRun 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Who needs another necktie or fruitcake for the holidays? This year, give the gift of RiverRun! For a limited time, we are please to offer the following special holiday deals for the film lovers in your life…. (read more)

RiverRun Launches RiverRun Retro November 4th!

RiverRun Retro will be a year-round initiative of RiverRun International Film Festival spotlighting individuals and films that have contributed to the cultural and commercial fabric of motion pictures. By bringing in special guests to discuss their careers, RiverRun Retro will pay tribute to those who have influenced the medium, and audiences will be exposed to fascinating history and backstory of the art form, as a supplement to our annual springtime Festival. The inaugural event, RiverRun Retro: An Evening with Millie Perkins, will take place Friday, November 4, 2016, at Hanesbrands Theatre, featuring special guest Millie Perkins in an on-stage interview by Foster Hirsch. The program will also feature clips from Perkins’ extensive acting career, including her debut role as Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 8:00 p.m., with a reception to follow, featuring beverages from Hoots Beer Co. and McRitchie Winery, along with light hors d’oeuvres from Mooney’s Mediterranean Café. Complimentary tickets are available for students grades K-12 by emailing mickey@riverrunfilm.com. Tickets for adults are available online at: http://www.rhodesartscenter.org/an-evening-with-millie-perkins/ Millie Perkins is a film and television actress best known for her film debut as Anne Frank in George Stevens’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century Fox, 1959). Subsequently, Perkins was placed under contract to Fox, but it was a tumultuous relationship with Perkins being suspended for refusing to appear in Tess of the Storm Country. After appearing as Elvis Presley’s girlfriend in Wild in the Country, Perkins left Fox to appear in Ensign Pulver and Jack Nicholson’s existential Westerns The Shooting and Ride the Whirlwind. More...

MEET THE PATELS – FREE Screening 12/6

MEET THE PATELS
Directed by Geeta Patel & Ravi Patel

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Huber Theatre
Salem College
601 S. Church St.
Winston-Salem, NC
FREE and open to the public
Panel discussion to follow

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still single. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents’ wishes and allows them to play matchmaker, helping him navigate through a system that has brought marriage to many others in his family. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one’s life — love.

RiverRun Announces New Executive Director

RiverRun International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Rob Davis has been selected as the new executive director for RiverRun. Davis will relocate to Winston-Salem from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was Chief Development Officer for American Public Media’s Classical South Florida (CSF) network of public radio stations for the past five years.

Arts Council Summer Parks Series – FREE Outdoor Screening at Tanglewood Park 5/15

Join us at Tanglewood Park May 15th for an evening of “Film & Dance” outdoors! As part of the Arts Council Summer Parks Series, RiverRun is presenting a free screening of the 1992 romantic comedy Strictly Ballroom, preceded by a performance by the dance professionals at Fred Astaire Dance studio. Touted as the “Dirty Dancing of Australia,” Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 romantic comedy of a maverick dancer who risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the event will be held at the scheduled time at Hanesbrands Theatre. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates! Tanglewood Park 4061 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC...