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“Festivals like RiverRun are what filmmakers dream of. The program is consistently comprised of the most interesting truly-independent films of that year. Downtown Winston-Salem becomes a lively, yet intimate place for filmmakers, industry, and audiences to absorb and discuss films without any of the built in stresses of larger festivals.”

–Daniel Carbone, Director (Hide Your Smiling Faces)

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Spotlight on Black American Filmmakers

This year, RiverRun will present a six-film Spotlight on Black American Cinema from 1971-1991, exclusively featuring films directed by black filmmakers, in an effort to draw attention to their contributions and importance to American cinema as a whole. The program spans three decades and includes films that are familiar and considered classics, as well as rarely screened gems.

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