Films & Events

*all screenings 4/29 – 5/6 virtual ONLY*

Documentary Short
With their language facing extinction, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Northern California is working against time to save it. Loren Me’-lash-ne Bommelyn, the last remaining fluent speaker, leads the efforts to revitalize the language...
Narrative Short
A spirited young village boy must learn the painful truth behind his grandfather's fortune and another farmer's inevitable demise.
Narrative Short
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa's grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village...
Documentary Short
"Bestseller" is a revealing exploration of the "New York Times'" Bestsellers List, examining the myths and realities of the list's curation and its impact on diversity in the publishing industry.
Documentary Feature
"Bike Vessel" follows a father and son as they cycle from St. Louis to Chicago. Film director Eric Seals’ father almost died after three open-heart surgeries. However, he makes a miraculous health recovery after discovering his love for cycling, bringing his son Eric along with him.
Panels
Wes Andres Goodrich was a finalist in our inaugural BIPOC Filmmaker Fellowship. Goodrich is a Brooklyn-bred writer/director. Since graduating from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, he has been on the festival circuit with...
Panels
RiverRun’s inaugural BIPOC Fellow, Fatima Wardy, hosts a filmmaker discussion on Sudanese filmmaking. Sudan has a rich cinematic history, and while there have been fiction and nonfiction projects made in Sudan before, the present is...
Documentary Short
For Raleigh, North Carolina chef Adé Carrena, who was adopted from her homeland of Bénin at the tender age of 10, home is an irrevocable condition. Home is a place she is continually being directed toward. In this beautiful, and at times painful...
Narrative Short
In the middle of spring 1915 in Longeverne, Camus, at the age of 13, was preparing to become a man. He must take the goat Blanchette to old Gosey and reimburse him for his eight cents. But what appeared to be a simple task turns into a...
Narrative Short
Brenda Donaldson is a regular gal, living in a regular world, until one day she experiences a pain so intense that it lands her in the office of her local physician. This visit sets off a series of unfortunate events that throw poor Brenda into...
Narrative Short
Three very different friends find a renewed connection as they await pregnancy results at their Los Angeles high school.
Documentary Short
Having forged his own path out of desperation, MacArthur Genius Award-winning musician Bright Sheng describes his experience in becoming a musician during the Cultural Revolution in China. Being a musician was...