RiverRun Retro, presented by Nelson Mullins, welcomes filmmaker and actress Monika Henreid for two programs about her father: actor, director and Hollywood Blacklist survivor Paul Henreid. Widely remembered for his role as raconteur Victor Laszlo in the iconic Casablanca, Henreid appeared in a wide range of films across a variety of genres including Now, Voyager, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Devotion, The Spanish Main, Of Human Bondage, Night Train to Munich, In Our Time, Song of Love, Deception, Rope of Sand and many others. After defending free speech during the McCarthy era, he was semi-Blacklisted until Alfred Hitchcock hired him to direct 28 episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, launching a prolific chapter in Henreid’s career as a director for film and television. His last film appearance as an actor was in Exorcist II: The Heretic.
On Friday, November 3, Monika Henreid will participate in a program at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem where she will discuss her dad’s career with Dale Pollock, professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The program begins at 7:30 pm and will also include a screening of Now, Voyager and a reception. Tickets are $15 and available online at secca.org or at the door. Student tickets are $10 and are available at the door with a valid ID.
The following evening, on Saturday, November 4, Henreid will participate in a program at RED Cinemas in Greensboro where she will discuss her father’s career with RiverRun Executive Director Rob Davis. The program begins at 5:00 pm and will include a screening of the film noir classic Hollow Triumph (also released as both The Scar and The Man Who Murdered Himself). Tickets are $12 and available online at redcinemas.com or at the theater box office.
Sponsors of RiverRun Retro include: Hoots Beer Co., Graylyn Estate, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks and Mooney’s Mediterranean Café. Sponsors of RiverRun International Film Festival help sustain the organization’s mission to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.