Friday, April 3
George Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed on what they believe to be a desolate planet in the year 3978, approximately two millennia after their departure in 1972. Finding water, the astronauts are swimming when a group of primitive humans take their clothes and pilfer their supplies. Taylor is shot in the throat, unable to communicate, when he and the primitive humans are captured by armed gorillas and taken to the City of the Apes, a society of talking apes who live in a caste system. Humans are considered vermin and are hunted, enslaved or used in scientific experiments. Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell, Kim Hunter, and Linda Harrison are featured in the cast. The film met with critical acclaim, was a huge commercial success, and launched one of the most successful film and television franchises which continues to this day. Special Guest: 2020 RiverRun Master of Cinema Tom Burman - Make-Up Artist for Planet of the Apes
Admired by artists ranging from Salvador Dali to Chuck Close, Richard Estes is a humble icon of modern art. Despite having avoided media attention throughout his long career, he has been called the “king of photorealism,” a movement he helped launch in the late 1960’s. His break with abstract, non-representational art transformed modern painting. Now, at 87, he is ready to reveal the techniques and inspiration behind his art.
Remembering Shakespeare asks the simple question--what lines of Shakespeare do you remember and why? This documentary film engages participants in a dialogue about memory, memorization and how Shakespeare’s words live in us now and why they continue to be resonant across time.
In the midst of the período especial, one of the greatest crises in the nation's history, thousands of Cubans try to flee to the US by raft. Meanwhile Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering with his friends and falling in love, unaware that his world is about to be changed forever.
A young woman wishes to fulfill her mother's dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Celia Imrie and Bill Paterson, this charming film will have its U.S. premiere at RiverRun.