2016 Festival

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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! 

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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