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Free Screening – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 2/4 at WSSU

As one of our Black History Month events, RiverRun is excited to partner with Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and UNC-TV for a special Indie Lens Pop Up preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

7:00-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Donald Julian Reaves Student Center
Campus Hall
Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC

“Frankenstein” Double Feature Halloween Jubilee 10/29

Piedmont Wind Symphony, RiverRun International Film Festival, and Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co. are collaborating for an exciting double feature! Following the performance of “FRANKENSTEIN!” by Piedmont Wind Symphony at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium the party continues at Hoots Roller Bar for a showing of Bride of Frankenstein and an evening of Halloween merriment and libations.

Wells Fargo Increases Support for RiverRun Educational Outreach: Films With Class goes digital

News Release: WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina 8/25/2015 – Wells Fargo will expand its relationship with the RiverRun International Film Festival by increasing its support of the Festival’s year-round Films With Class educational outreach program. Wells Fargo will provide $25,000 in direct support to RiverRun, and will serve as a presenting sponsor of the Festival’s Films With Class programs. This new level of support will enable RiverRun to utilize new digital tools to reach more Forsyth County classrooms over the coming months. “This generous support from our long-time supporter Wells Fargo will help us enlarge RiverRun’s digital footprint and increase our free educational film offerings for classrooms outside our region, serving even more young minds,” said RiverRun Executive Director, Andrew Rodgers. “The arts are a vital part of our communities and the development of our youth,” said Peggy Reingold, community affairs officer for Wells Fargo. “Film education strengthens critical thinking skills, stimulates imagination and promotes a creative and inclusive environment, and Wells Fargo is proud to support RiverRun in their efforts to teach these important concepts to children across Forsyth County.” In addition to its regular programming during the Festival, RiverRun presents free public screenings to students and participating schools throughout the year as well as during the run of the annual Festival. Films with Class is the most active component of RiverRun’s year-round events, and unique among film festivals. Through these outreach efforts, RiverRun helps thousands of students understand the diversity of the human experience and the need for global understanding. Films with Class works with K-12 educators and curriculum coordinators to find new ways of incorporating great films into...

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