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a/perture 1
Celeste
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Celeste
10:00 am - 11:45 am

Celeste was Australia’s most beloved opera singer, yet she threw it all away to follow the man she loved to a crumbling property deep in the rainforests of far north Queensland. Now, ten years after his tragic death, Celeste is ready to make one final return to the stage. But when she asks her estranged stepson Jack for an impossible favour, the secrets that drove them apart will explode back into rhapsodic life.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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A Scientist's Guide to Living and Dying
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A Scientist's Guide to Living and Dying
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A real pregnancy is explored over nine months in this hybrid of fiction and reality, co-directed by and starring UNCSA School of Drama alum Nitzan Mager. A scientist in the midst of groundbreaking research is thrown into free-fall when she becomes pregnant with her late husband’s child and is suddenly confronted by the unknowable--absorbed into a realm of mystical female consciousness both terrifying and transcendent.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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Well Groomed
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Well Groomed
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and this film captures the hearts, minds and imaginations of the artists involved. Follow four champion groomers and their gorgeous, vibrant dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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Kifaru
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kifaru
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kifaru follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit--a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. Spanning the caretakers first four years on the job, this observational film allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand and view extinction in real-time.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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a/perture 2
Bei Bei
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Bei Bei
10:30 am - 11:45 am

This high-stakes legal drama focuses on Bei Bei Shuai, a depressed, pregnant Chinese immigrant who is put on trial for the murder of her unborn child after attempting suicide. The case captivates the nation as it sets a disturbing legal precedent for women who terminate their pregnancies whether intentionally or not, shining a light on the ongoing encroachment of women’s rights and the confluence of religious belief and medical practice.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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Harvest Season
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvest Season
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Far-reaching and compassionate in its scope, Harvest Season probes the lives of the temporary laborers, permanent residents, and multigenerational Latinos connected to the production of premium wines in the Napa and Sonoma regions of Northern California--in the midst of one of the most dramatic grape harvests in recent memory.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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American Factory
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
American Factory
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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Afterward
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Afterward
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch forces herself to confront her demons in a journey that takes her to Germany, Israel and Palestine. Set against the current wave of fascism and anti-Semitism sweeping the globe, Afterward delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimizers, through testimonies ranging from the horrifying to the hopeful.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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Hanesbrands Theatre
Pitch Fest and Panel
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pitch Fest and Panel
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In an effort to further promote the development of new filmmaking talent, RiverRun is again joining forces with a consortium of universities around the south to present our annual Pitch Fest. Student filmmakers, who were preselected by each school, will pitch their ideas for new documentaries to our panel of expert judges in the hopes of being awarded a cash prize and recognition within the industry. Following the competition, our judges will participate in a discussion about current trends in documentary filmmaking and their careers.

Year: 2019
Rating: TN

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Reel South Panel
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Reel South Panel
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Join Festival guest Rachel Raney - Executive Producer of PBS’ documentary series Reel South - as she discusses Reel South’s commitment to showcasing independent documentary films about the American South and its history, people, culture and landscape. Highlighting the Southern tradition of storytelling, the series emphasizes the region's diverse voices and points of view.

Year: 2019
Rating: TN

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NC Shorts 1
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NC Shorts 1
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Films in this program of short documentary works include: 32°, As In Death, No Sanctuary, Peripheral Visions, Santuario, and Walker's

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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NC Shorts 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NC Shorts 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Films in this program of short documentary works include: All You Can Carry, Class of '08, Frontier, Moondogs, Nobody But Myself, Pierre Poulet, Tropical Gardens, and Voyager Pen-15

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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SECCA
Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

At 86 years old, Pennsylvania fisherman and educator Joe Humphreys continues to pass on the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. Live the Stream follows Joe’s busy schedule for one year both on and off the stream: at his home, in his teachings, and on his never-ending quest for fish.

Year: 2018
Rating: TN

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Olympia (documentary)
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Olympia (documentary)
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Olympia Dukakis has always defied expectations, eluding the limits of her heritage and gender to challenge standards and shatter precedent. Moving between past and present, Olympia lovingly captures the actress as she travels back to Greece, shares self-deprecating stories and reflects on her extraordinary career.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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UNCSA Babcock
Animated Shorts 1
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Animated Shorts 1
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Films in this program of short animated works include: Bavure, The Bird and the Whale, Cat Days, The Christmas Rabbit, Expend, Inanimate, Light Work, My Moon, and Solar Walk

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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The Rusalka
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
The Rusalka
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm

A man searches the lake for the monster that murdered his husband, while that monster falls in love with an unsuspecting visitor. Based on an ancient Slavic legend, this new film from NC native and RiverRun alum Perry Blackshear (They Look Like People) is a story of myth, passion, and revenge.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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UNCSA Gold
A Texas Myth
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A Texas Myth
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas. They call the camp Two Rivers and fight the same company that built the pipeline at Standing Rock. As several industrial projects threaten the region, their struggle reveals much about the colonial legacy of Texas, and how what happens in Texas has reverberations around the world.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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Too Late to Die Young
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Too Late to Die Young
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a small group of families live in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from urban excesses following the recent end of the dictatorship. In this time of change and reckoning, teenagers Sofía and Lucas, along with 10-year-old Clara, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare for a big New Year’s Eve party. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of mother nature.

Year: 2018
Rating: MT

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UNCSA Main
Dr. No
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. No
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In this first film of the incredibly successful franchise James Bond (Sean Connery), 007, is Britain's top agent and is on an exciting mission to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons" and a trio of assassins known as the three blind mice, Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman).

Year: 1962
Rating: PG

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