Sneak Peek at 10 Upcoming RiverRun Films!

Sneak Peek at 10 Upcoming RiverRun Films!

Considering the large number of films we screen each year, this year more than 140, we wanted to release some of the titles early so that our audiences could get an overview of the diversity of films we are highlighting.  We chose 10 very different films, representative of each of our main feature film sections, to share. From big budget fare to American independent films, films with local connections and even classics being screened the way they were when first released, this year’s RiverRun will once again have a little something for everyone.” From Special Screenings: SCORE Director: Matt Schrader USA / 2016 / ENGLISH / 94 MIN. Featuring legendary composers like Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and John Williams, among many others, this documentary brings Hollywood’s premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre: the film score. From Narrative Features Competition section: WINDOW HORSES Director: Ann Marie Fleming CANADA / 2016 / ENGLISH / 85 MIN. In this delightfully funny animated feature, featuring the voices of Sandra Oh and Ellen Page, a young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival, reconnecting with her family’s ancestral roots in the process. From Documentary Features Competition: THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS Directors: Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya INDIA / 2016 / HINDI / MARATHI / 96 MIN. Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their...
RiverRun Free Family Day April 1st!

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! SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS Sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics April 1 / Hanesbrands Theatre RATING: FM – For children ages 8 and up 9:00am – Kids’ art activity with SECCA 10:00am – Films Begin Each year RiverRun presents our own version of Saturday Morning Cartoons to our young audiences. We search high and low for the best new animated shorts that we think will appeal to both children and parents alike. This year we have a wide array of films encompassing many different interesting animation techniques and stories. Our Saturday Morning Cartoons truly have a little something for all ages! Come early and join our friends from SECCA for hands-on interactive art-making activities from 9 – 9:45 AM before the show. Peppercorn Theatre at RiverRun Saturday, April 1st at 1:00 pm at Hanesbrands Theatre Peppercorn Theatre will present the short stage play before the screening of the animated short “Stick Man.” “WHAT GOES UP …” A short play for ages 4 & up Two architects are at it again to find out who can build the sturdiest structure! Watch as they test their creations, and help them decide which building can stand up to the challenge and which building must come down. RUNTIME: 20 min. STICK MAN Screening Directors Jeroen Jaspaert and Daniel Snaddon UK / 2015 / 27 MIN. / ENGLISH Stick Man (voiced by...
RiverRun Retro: Barbara Stanwyck Film & Book Signing 2/2/17

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. The 1937 version of Stella Dallas is the second of three screen versions of the story based on a novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. Stanwyck received her first Academy Award for Best Actress for playing the title role. At the time of its release, Variety magazine called it “A tear-jerker of ‘A’ ranking.” Stanwyck received numerous accolades for her performance, including from the New York Times, whose reviewer noted, “Miss Stanwyck’s portrayal is as courageous as it is fine.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation with Victoria Wilson will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by the screening of Stella Dallas. Bookmarks will have copies of Wilson’s book available for purchase prior to the event and during the reception and book signing following the screening. The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres from Mooney’s Mediterranean Café, craft beer from Hoots Beer Co. and wine from McRitchie Winery. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets available online at rhodesartscenter.org Victoria Wilson grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City. She is a...
THE BAD KIDS – FREE Screening 1/31/17

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 About the Film: Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called “bad kids.” RiverRun Indie Lens Pop Up screenings are part of RiverRun’s Films With Class educational outreach program made possible by Wells Fargo....
RiverRun Launches RiverRun Retro November 4th!

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

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...