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...
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....
MEET THE PATELS – FREE Screening 12/6

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. Indie Lens Pop Up Screenings Indie Lens Pop Up presented by RiverRun International Film Festival Films With Class program is a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series Independent...
Best of Enemies – Free Screening 11/1

Best of Enemies – Free Screening 11/1

  Best of Enemies captures the legendary 1968 debates between two famed intellectuals and ideological opposites: leftist Gore Vidal and neoconservative William Ft. Buckley. Their televised sparring shaped a new era of public discourse in the media, demarcating the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. BEST OF ENEMIES Directed by Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Huber Theatre Salem College 601 S. Church St. Winston-Salem, NC FREE and open to the public Approximate Running Time: 85 mins Discussion following the screening with special guests: Michael Valdez Moses, author & Associate Professor of English at Duke University, Michael Lamb, University Scholar in Residence and Fellow – Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University and Katy Harriger, author and Professor and Program Chair of Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University Indie Lens Pop Up Screenings Indie Lens Pop Up presented by RiverRun International Film Festival Films With Class program is a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series Independent...
Peace Officer – Free Screening 5/11

Peace Officer – Free Screening 5/11

The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who’s been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings. PEACE OFFICER Directed by Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Huber Theatre, Salem College 601 S. Church St. FREE and open to the public Post-film discussion with Kami Simmons, Wake Forest University Director of the Criminal Justice program and Mark Rabil, Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Law and Director of Innocence and Justice Clinic.  Indie Lens Pop Up Screenings Indie Lens Pop Up presented by RiverRun International Film Festival Films With Class program is a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series Independent...
Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Free Screening 2/10

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Free Screening 2/10

This RiverRun 2015 audience favorite is back by popular demand! A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Director Stanley Nelson, winner of RiverRun 2015 Master of Cinema Award, tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF A REVOLUTION 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Huber Theatre, Salem College 601 S. Church St. FREE and open to the public Post-film discussion with special guests Indie Lens Pop Up Screenings Indie Lens Pop Up presented by RiverRun International Film Festival Films With Class program is a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series Independent...