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 Tickets for adults are available online at: 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...

MEET THE PATELS – FREE Screening 12/6

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.

RiverRun Announces New Executive Director

RiverRun International Film Festival is pleased to announce that Rob Davis has been selected as the new executive director for RiverRun. Davis will relocate to Winston-Salem from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was Chief Development Officer for American Public Media’s Classical South Florida (CSF) network of public radio stations for the past five years.

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...

RiverRun in the News: “RiverRun Festival Wraps Happy” – Yes! Weekly

“This has been such an incredible 11 days,” said Mary Dossinger.

With Sunday’s closingnight screening of Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, the 18th annual RiverRun International Film Festival came to a close, having screened 166 films – 76 features and 90 shorts, representing 44 countries — during its 11-day run in Winston-Salem.

At the screening, which took place at the ACE Exhibition Complex on the UNCSA campus and was standing-room-only (among those in attendance was Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines), RiverRun program manager Dossinger expressed her appreciation to the staff, sponsors, volunteers, filmmakers and, perhaps most important, the audiences who came out to support the festival and revel in the magic of movies.

UPDATE on The Violin Teacher screening for Sunday, 4/17

We want to extend our sincerest apologies once again to the gracious group of patrons who attempted to see 10:00 am screening THE VIOLIN TEACHER this morning, thank you all so much for your understanding and flexibility! We were doubtful at the time that the 12:00 pm show tomorrow (Sunday) would be able to proceed, but have received further updates. To clarify, the 12:00 pm screening for tomorrow WILL go on as scheduled, and tickets are still available. We are so sorry that a technical snafu disrupted your morning but appreciate your understanding. You all...