• April 4
    • Le Chef

      In this uproarious comedy, a famous veteran chef (Jean Reno) faces off against his restaurant's new CEO, who wants the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger...

    • To Be Takei

      Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp to the helm of the starship Enterprise to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans....

  • April 5
    • Gringo Trails

      Spanning South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist pathway known as the "gringo trail" has facilitated both life-altering adventures and the despoiling of many once virgin environments.  ...

    • Narrative Shorts 1

      Trying to find a little excitement in life can come with some very unexpected consequences if you are not careful. In these shorts from around the world, our protagonists end up dealing with...

    • Saturday Morning Cartoons with Big Bang Boom!

      Each year RiverRun presents our own version of Saturday Morning Cartoons to our young audiences. We search high and low for the best new animated shorts that we think will appeal to both...

    • Song from the Forest

      In this moving epic, U.S. citizen Louis Sarno follows music to live with the Bayaka pygmies in the jungles of central Africa. When he finally returns to New York twenty-five years later with a...

    • The Emperor Jones

      When his subjects revolt, a Caribbean dictator, who was a former Pullman porter, reflects on the path that led to his downfall. In his most dynamic and memorable film role, Paul Robeson plays...

    • Documentary Shorts 1

      All of the short films in this group of fantastic stories tell of something that has been lost. Whether about a man who has lost his way and fights with a dark past (Eugene), literal...

    • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

      When a young autistic boy runs away from his Mexican-immigrant family on the fringes of New York City, he embarks on an unintended odyssey that forces his splintered family to reconcile their...

    • The Heroes of Arvine Place

      In this heartwarming first feature from UNCSA alum Damian Lahey, a recent widower and struggling children's author makes one last push for his career while trying to take care of his two little...

    • Bending Steel

      This deeply moving and inspiring documentary explores the life of 43-year-old Chris Schoeck as he trains in the lost art of Oldetime Strongmen and struggles to overcome the limitations of both his...

    • Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery

      A documentary about the independent film company that rose to the top of the 90's film scene with the Academy Award-winning Sling Blade before financial risk-taking caused its spectacular...

    • Cry Danger

      Sent up for a heist he didn’t commit, an ex-con seeks revenge on the crooks who set him up. Dick Powell stars in the directorial debut of Robert Parrish, who skillfully elevates the equally...

    • Walesa: Man of Hope

      Depicting the extraordinary life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, this explosive film traces in dramatic fashion the growth of the Polish Solidarity movement, which was central to the...

    • A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

      Jayson Blair may just be the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. Grant’s film offers us a chance to see first-hand how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times...

    • Animated Shorts

      Animated shorts are always a favorite for the programming team because they encompass such a wide variety of styles and represent an amazingly rich world of stories, from true, serious tales...

    • Upstream

      This long-lost John Ford film centers on the daily routines of assorted stage actors, comedians and stuntmen who live in a ramshackle boarding house. When a desperate producer gives one of the...

    • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

      Arman is 33 and ready for change, set in motion by a chance encounter with the lovely Amélie. During five fateful seasons, Arman, Amélie and his friend Benjamin share the unexpected accidents,...

    • Siddharth

      Mahendra, a chain-wallah from Delhi, must travel across India in search of his missing son, Siddharth, after he learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources, he sets...

    • Hide Your Smiling Faces

      The sudden death of a close friend forces two adolescent boys to confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. Hide Your Smiling Faces...

    • Joe

      Ex-con Joe Ransom (Nicolas Cage) becomes the unlikely role model to Gary (Tye Sheridan), the oldest child of a poor family run by an abusive drunk. Joe takes Gary under his wing and together they...

    • Hank and Asha

      What do you do if your first real love is half a world away? In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional video courtship -...

    • Up

      By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger,...

    • Late Night Shorts

      For those ready to revel in the awkwardly hilarious and disturbing, our late night shorts have much to offer. From a bizarre sushi restaurant where the chefs battle a rare creature (...

    • All Cheerleaders Die

      A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

  • April 6
    • Gringo Trails

      Spanning South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist pathway known as the "gringo trail" has facilitated both life-altering adventures and the despoiling of many once virgin environments.  ...

    • Hank and Asha

      What do you do if your first real love is half a world away? In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional video courtship -...

    • Manakamana

      In this work of sensory ethnography we witness ten individual journeys high above the jungle in Nepal. Pilgrims there make an ancient excursion by cable car to worship at the Manakamana Temple,...

    • Lonesome

      This dazzling, visually expressive masterpiece set against a vibrant New York City tells a simple yet powerful story of boy meets girl. One of the great films made during Hollywood’s transitional...

    • Siddharth

      Mahendra, a chain-wallah from Delhi, must travel across India in search of his missing son, Siddharth, after he learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources, he sets...

    • Documentary Shorts 2

      From a deserted city in China (Cathedrals), to an outsider artist in the small town of Marfa, Texas (Lineaus Lorette), to a young girl’s struggle in Somalia (A Hole in...

    • Shorts from the Anthology Film Archives

      The Anthology Film Archives presents a selection of avant-garde shorts, including films by Esther Shatavsky, Marjorie Keller, Luther Price, Manuel De Landa, Francis Lee, and Stom Sogo. Erik...

    • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

      Few 20th century figures have had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics and culture than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate interviews with the man himself, this is a...

    • NC Shorts 1: Documentary Shorts

      For the fourth year in a row we have received such a significant number of interesting shorts from both students and accomplished filmmakers alike, from throughout North Carolina, that we...

    • Hide Your Smiling Faces

      The sudden death of a close friend forces two adolescent boys to confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. Hide Your Smiling Faces...

    • Ida

      Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is on the verge of taking her vows when the Mother Superior insists she visit her sole living relative. Anna soon arrives at her cynical aunt Wanda's...

    • Bending Steel

      This deeply moving and inspiring documentary explores the life of 43-year-old Chris Schoeck as he trains in the lost art of Oldetime Strongmen and struggles to overcome the limitations of both his...

    • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

      Arman is 33 and ready for change, set in motion by a chance encounter with the lovely Amélie. During five fateful seasons, Arman, Amélie and his friend Benjamin share the unexpected accidents,...

    • Narrative Shorts 2

      Love comes in many forms in this shorts block. Sometimes it is the forbidden love of two teens in a town divided (Kanyekanye), the love f God and the existential crisis it causes (...

    • NC Shorts 2: Animated and Narrative Shorts

      For the fourth year in a row we have received such a significant number of interesting shorts from both students and accomplished filmmakers alike, from throughout North Carolina, that we...

    • A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

      Jayson Blair may just be the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. Grant’s film offers us a chance to see first-hand how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times...

    • The Heroes of Arvine Place

      In this heartwarming first feature from UNCSA alum Damian Lahey, a recent widower and struggling children's author makes one last push for his career while trying to take care of his two little...

    • Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery

      A documentary about the independent film company that rose to the top of the 90's film scene with the Academy Award-winning Sling Blade before financial risk-taking caused its spectacular...

    • Freedom Summer

      Fifty years later, this film takes a look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and...

    • This Happy Breed (with short film Snow)

      David Lean’s first Technicolor film evocatively depicts Noël Coward’s epic chronicle of a working-class family in the decades between the two World Wars as they make the most of their lives in a...

    • WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

      Infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Bulger’s legend captured the imagination of the entire country, and this riveting documentary...

    • Le Week-End

      Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum star in this story of an aging British couple who return to Paris, the site of their honeymoon, in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

    • Song from the Forest

      In this moving epic, U.S. citizen Louis Sarno follows music to live with the Bayaka pygmies in the jungles of central Africa. When he finally returns to New York twenty-five years later with a...

    • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

      When a young autistic boy runs away from his Mexican-immigrant family on the fringes of New York City, he embarks on an unintended odyssey that forces his splintered family to reconcile their...

  • April 7
    • Hide Your Smiling Faces

      The sudden death of a close friend forces two adolescent boys to confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. Hide Your Smiling Faces...

    • Mundial: The Highest Stakes

      When their national team qualified for the 1982 World Cup, Poland briefly forgot the bleak reality of censorship, oppression and prisons filled with members of the political opposition. This...

    • Bending Steel

      This deeply moving and inspiring documentary explores the life of 43-year-old Chris Schoeck as he trains in the lost art of Oldetime Strongmen and struggles to overcome the limitations of both his...

    • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

      Arman is 33 and ready for change, set in motion by a chance encounter with the lovely Amélie. During five fateful seasons, Arman, Amélie and his friend Benjamin share the unexpected accidents,...

    • Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

      The compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from a shack in the cotton fields to becoming one of the key writers of our time. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win...

    • A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

      Jayson Blair may just be the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. Grant’s film offers us a chance to see first-hand how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times...

    • Grigris

      Despite a paralyzed leg, twenty-five year-old Grigris dreams of being a dancer in his native country of Chad.  His dreams are put in jeopardy when his uncle falls critically ill, and to save...

    • The Heroes of Arvine Place

      In this heartwarming first feature from UNCSA alum Damian Lahey, a recent widower and struggling children's author makes one last push for his career while trying to take care of his two little...

    • Hank and Asha

      What do you do if your first real love is half a world away? In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional video courtship -...

    • The Case Against 8

      Shot over five years, this intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage...

    • Walesa: Man of Hope

      Depicting the extraordinary life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, this explosive film traces in dramatic fashion the growth of the Polish Solidarity movement, which was central to the...

    • Tanta Agua (So Much Water)

      Alberto, a hapless divorced man, hopes to bond with his kids on a vacation to a Uruguayan resort. Mother nature has other plans, though, and non-stop rain forces them to re-imagine their stay in...

  • April 8
    • Grigris

      Despite a paralyzed leg, twenty-five year-old Grigris dreams of being a dancer in his native country of Chad.  His dreams are put in jeopardy when his uncle falls critically ill, and to save...

    • Tanta Agua (So Much Water)

      Alberto, a hapless divorced man, hopes to bond with his kids on a vacation to a Uruguayan resort. Mother nature has other plans, though, and non-stop rain forces them to re-imagine their stay in...

    • Walesa: Man of Hope

      Depicting the extraordinary life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, this explosive film traces in dramatic fashion the growth of the Polish Solidarity movement, which was central to the...

    • Song from the Forest

      In this moving epic, U.S. citizen Louis Sarno follows music to live with the Bayaka pygmies in the jungles of central Africa. When he finally returns to New York twenty-five years later with a...

    • The Case Against 8

      Shot over five years, this intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage...

    • Expedition to the End of the World

      Offering a grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last uncharted areas around the globe, this stirring documentary reminds us that no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find...

    • WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

      Infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Bulger’s legend captured the imagination of the entire country, and this riveting documentary...

    • The Wizard of Oz

      Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, this heartwarming Technicolor tale tells of Dorothy Gale, who is swept away by a tornado to a magical land and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help...

    • Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story

      This documentary chronicles the life of Elizabeth Spencer, a controversial Southern author still writing in her nineties. Spencer authored the novella Light in the Piazza and other poignant...

    • Freedom Summer

      Fifty years later, this film takes a look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and...

    • Manakamana

      In this work of sensory ethnography we witness ten individual journeys high above the jungle in Nepal. Pilgrims there make an ancient excursion by cable car to worship at the Manakamana Temple,...

    • Tom at the Farm

      Tom, a young advertising copywriter, travels to the country for a funeral in the latest film from RiverRun alum Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways). There, he's...

  • April 9
    • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

      When a young autistic boy runs away from his Mexican-immigrant family on the fringes of New York City, he embarks on an unintended odyssey that forces his splintered family to reconcile their...

    • Manakamana

      In this work of sensory ethnography we witness ten individual journeys high above the jungle in Nepal. Pilgrims there make an ancient excursion by cable car to worship at the Manakamana Temple,...

    • WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

      Infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Bulger’s legend captured the imagination of the entire country, and this riveting documentary...

    • My Sister's Quinceañera

      Big brother Silas dreams of leaving his hometown and starting a new life while his family prepares for his sister's fifteenth birthday. Made with Mexican-American residents of Iowa, the film shows...

    • Le Chef

      In this uproarious comedy, a famous veteran chef (Jean Reno) faces off against his restaurant's new CEO, who wants the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger...

    • Nightingale

      After years in Beijing, Zhigen resolves to keep a promise to his deceased wife and return to his native village. He arrives with two unlikely travelers in tow - his beloved pet bird and his...

    • If You Build It

      Set in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, this powerful documentary follows two activists who work with high school students to help transform both their community and their lives, despite the...

    • The German Doctor

      A family in 1960s Argentina take in a German boarder as the first guest in their new lodging house, unaware of his true identity. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man - until...

    • The Trials of Muhammad Ali

      The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. Prior to...

    • Words and Pictures

      A flamboyant English teacher (Clive Owen) and a new, stoic art teacher (Juliette Binoche) collide at an upscale prep school. A high-spirited courtship begins and they find themselves enjoying the...

    • Grigris

      Despite a paralyzed leg, twenty-five year-old Grigris dreams of being a dancer in his native country of Chad.  His dreams are put in jeopardy when his uncle falls critically ill, and to save...

    • Master of Cinema Award Presentation with Kartemquin Films

      Kartemquin Films is a renowned non-profit documentary film production company based in Chicago, Illinois. With more than 45 years of experience, Kartemquin honors a tradition of...

    • We Gotta Get Out of This Place

      Billy Joe robs his cotton farmer boss Giff to pay for one last blow-out weekend at the beach before his friends leave for college. When Giff learns of their misdeed, the teens are forced into a...

  • April 10
    • The Kill Team

      Specialist Adam Winfield is a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to the heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. This is...

    • Tanta Agua (So Much Water)

      Alberto, a hapless divorced man, hopes to bond with his kids on a vacation to a Uruguayan resort. Mother nature has other plans, though, and non-stop rain forces them to re-imagine their stay in...

    • Nightingale

      After years in Beijing, Zhigen resolves to keep a promise to his deceased wife and return to his native village. He arrives with two unlikely travelers in tow - his beloved pet bird and his...

    • We Gotta Get Out of This Place

      Billy Joe robs his cotton farmer boss Giff to pay for one last blow-out weekend at the beach before his friends leave for college. When Giff learns of their misdeed, the teens are forced into a...

    • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

      Few 20th century figures have had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics and culture than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate interviews with the man himself, this is a...

    • Expedition to the End of the World

      Offering a grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last uncharted areas around the globe, this stirring documentary reminds us that no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find...

    • A Conversation with Debra Granik

      Debra Granik is an Oscar-nominated independent director and writer. She is best known for her work on Winter’s Bone (2010) starring Jennifer Lawrence, which earned her the...

    • God Help the Girl

      Written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of Belle and Sebastian, this musical is set in Glasgow and follows a young woman dealing with emotional problems. Songwriting becomes a...

    • Marmato

      Colombia is the center of the new global gold rush and the town of Marmato is the new frontier. Chronicled over the course of nearly six years, the film reveals how the townspeople confront a...

    • Particle Fever

      Ten thousand scientists from more than 100 countries joined forces to recreate the conditions just moments after the Big Bang and found the Higgs boson particle, potentially explaining the origin...

    • Sarah Prefers to Run

      Avid runner Sarah has a chance to join the track team at a top Quebec university, but her sheltering mother is doubtful and refuses any financial support. Her lovelorn roommate suggests they get...

    • Breathe In

      Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan star in this story of an exchange student who challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships when she arrives in their small upstate New York...

    • Congratulations!

      In this absurdist comedy, an eight year-old boy goes missing in his own house, throwing the Gray family into chaos. Luckily, Detective Skok and his team of investigators specialize in this kind of...

  • April 11
    • 1982

      Based on a true story, 1982 chronicles a young African American father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction and his efforts to protect their 10-year old...

    • The Summer of Flying Fish

      Manena's father, a rich Chilean landowner, devotes his vacation to one obsession: eradicating the carp that invade his lagoon. As he resorts to more extreme methods, Manena experiences her first...

    • Expedition to the End of the World

      Offering a grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last uncharted areas around the globe, this stirring documentary reminds us that no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find...

    • Marmato

      Colombia is the center of the new global gold rush and the town of Marmato is the new frontier. Chronicled over the course of nearly six years, the film reveals how the townspeople confront a...

    • NC Shorts 1: Documentary Shorts

      For the fourth year in a row we have received such a significant number of interesting shorts from both students and accomplished filmmakers alike, from throughout North Carolina, that we...

    • Ida

      Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is on the verge of taking her vows when the Mother Superior insists she visit her sole living relative. Anna soon arrives at her cynical aunt Wanda's...

    • Sarah Prefers to Run

      Avid runner Sarah has a chance to join the track team at a top Quebec university, but her sheltering mother is doubtful and refuses any financial support. Her lovelorn roommate suggests they get...

    • My Sister's Quinceañera

      Big brother Silas dreams of leaving his hometown and starting a new life while his family prepares for his sister's fifteenth birthday. Made with Mexican-American residents of Iowa, the film shows...

    • The Kill Team

      Specialist Adam Winfield is a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to the heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. This is...

    • NC Shorts 2: Animated and Narrative Shorts

      For the fourth year in a row we have received such a significant number of interesting shorts from both students and accomplished filmmakers alike, from throughout North Carolina, that we...

    • Obvious Child

      Recent SNL alum Jenny Slate has a breakout starring role in this honest and hilarious story about what happens when a Brooklyn comedian gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the best/...

    • We Gotta Get Out of This Place

      Billy Joe robs his cotton farmer boss Giff to pay for one last blow-out weekend at the beach before his friends leave for college. When Giff learns of their misdeed, the teens are forced into a...

    • Coherence

      James Ward Byrkit's mind-bending puzzle of a film twists logic to the breaking point. A group of friends gather on the night a strange celestial object passes overhead, causing reality and...

    • Congratulations!

      In this absurdist comedy, an eight year-old boy goes missing in his own house, throwing the Gray family into chaos. Luckily, Detective Skok and his team of investigators specialize in this kind of...

    • All Cheerleaders Die

      A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

  • April 12
    • Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

      An investigation into the power music has to awaken deeply locked memories. When a social worker decides on a whim to bring iPods to a nursing home he discovers that many residents suffering from...

    • Mundial: The Highest Stakes

      When their national team qualified for the 1982 World Cup, Poland briefly forgot the bleak reality of censorship, oppression and prisons filled with members of the political opposition. This...

    • Saturday Morning Cartoons with Big Bang Boom!

      Each year RiverRun presents our own version of Saturday Morning Cartoons to our young audiences. We search high and low for the best new animated shorts that we think will appeal to both...

    • My Sister's Quinceañera

      Big brother Silas dreams of leaving his hometown and starting a new life while his family prepares for his sister's fifteenth birthday. Made with Mexican-American residents of Iowa, the film shows...

    • Narrative Shorts 1

      Trying to find a little excitement in life can come with some very unexpected consequences if you are not careful. In these shorts from around the world, our protagonists end up dealing with...

    • Santa Fe Satan (aka Catch My Soul)

      In this musical film adaptation of Jack Good’s rock-opera version of Shakespeare’s Othello, singer/songwriter Richie Havens plays the titular role, but in this interpretation, Othello is...

    • That Guy Dick Miller

      Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his debut in...

    • When Jews Were Funny

      Insightful and hilarious, Alan Zweig's latest film surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of the Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the...

    • Documentary Shorts 1

      All of the short films in this group of fantastic stories tell of something that has been lost. Whether about a man who has lost his way and fights with a dark past (Eugene), literal...

    • The Summer of Flying Fish

      Manena's father, a rich Chilean landowner, devotes his vacation to one obsession: eradicating the carp that invade his lagoon. As he resorts to more extreme methods, Manena experiences her first...

    • Animated Shorts

      Animated shorts are always a favorite for the programming team because they encompass such a wide variety of styles and represent an amazingly rich world of stories, from true, serious tales...

    • Narrative Shorts 2

      Love comes in many forms in this shorts block. Sometimes it is the forbidden love of two teens in a town divided (Kanyekanye), the love f God and the existential crisis it causes (...

    • Sarah Prefers to Run

      Avid runner Sarah has a chance to join the track team at a top Quebec university, but her sheltering mother is doubtful and refuses any financial support. Her lovelorn roommate suggests they get...

    • The Kill Team

      Specialist Adam Winfield is a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to the heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. This is...

    • A Conversation with Melanie Lynskey

      Well known to TV audiences for her role as Charlie Sheen’s crazed stalker on Two and a Half Men, Melanie Lynskey has been lighting up the screen since age 16. The New Zealand...

    • Marmato

      Colombia is the center of the new global gold rush and the town of Marmato is the new frontier. Chronicled over the course of nearly six years, the film reveals how the townspeople confront a...

    • Documentary Shorts 2

      From a deserted city in China (Cathedrals), to an outsider artist in the small town of Marfa, Texas (Lineaus Lorette), to a young girl’s struggle in Somalia (A Hole in...

    • 1982

      Based on a true story, 1982 chronicles a young African American father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction and his efforts to protect their 10-year old...

    • Ida

      Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is on the verge of taking her vows when the Mother Superior insists she visit her sole living relative. Anna soon arrives at her cynical aunt Wanda's...

    • Nightingale

      After years in Beijing, Zhigen resolves to keep a promise to his deceased wife and return to his native village. He arrives with two unlikely travelers in tow - his beloved pet bird and his...

    • Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way

      Though Geraldine Ferraro's history-making campaign is well-known, few know much about her journey from an impoverished childhood or the hurdles she faced and overcame in order to achieve what no...

    • Locke

      With a powerful performance by Tom Hardy, this intimate film shows how a single phone call causes the life of a successful construction manager to unravel during his drive home.

    • Congratulations!

      In this absurdist comedy, an eight year-old boy goes missing in his own house, throwing the Gray family into chaos. Luckily, Detective Skok and his team of investigators specialize in this kind of...

    • Coherence

      James Ward Byrkit's mind-bending puzzle of a film twists logic to the breaking point. A group of friends gather on the night a strange celestial object passes overhead, causing reality and...

    • Late Night Shorts

      For those ready to revel in the awkwardly hilarious and disturbing, our late night shorts have much to offer. From a bizarre sushi restaurant where the chefs battle a rare creature (...

  • April 13
    • The Case Against 8

      Shot over five years, this intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage...

    • 1982

      Based on a true story, 1982 chronicles a young African American father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction and his efforts to protect their 10-year old...

    • The Color Purple

      Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this groundbreaking work spans the years 1909...

    • Mundial: The Highest Stakes

      When their national team qualified for the 1982 World Cup, Poland briefly forgot the bleak reality of censorship, oppression and prisons filled with members of the political opposition. This...

    • The Summer of Flying Fish

      Manena's father, a rich Chilean landowner, devotes his vacation to one obsession: eradicating the carp that invade his lagoon. As he resorts to more extreme methods, Manena experiences her first...

    • That Guy Dick Miller

      Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his debut in...

    • When Jews Were Funny

      Insightful and hilarious, Alan Zweig's latest film surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of the Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the...

    • Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

      An investigation into the power music has to awaken deeply locked memories. When a social worker decides on a whim to bring iPods to a nursing home he discovers that many residents suffering from...

    • Gringo Trails

      Spanning South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist pathway known as the "gringo trail" has facilitated both life-altering adventures and the despoiling of many once virgin environments.  ...

    • Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

      The compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from a shack in the cotton fields to becoming one of the key writers of our time. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win...

    • Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way

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RiverRun 2014

RiverRun has gone Mobile!

The RiverRun International Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of our mobile app, RiverRun Film!  The app is available now for both iOS and Android devices.  Download RiverRun Film today!  Click here to download for iPhone.  Click here to download for Android.

Check out our teaser on Youtube!

For you visual learners out there, we now have a short RiverRun teaser of this year's festival on our Youtube channel for your viewing enjoyment here!  Get a sample of the sensational lineup we have in store for you this year.

2014 Master of Cinema: Kartemquin Films

Following the 4/9 screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali on the WFU campus, Kartemquin Films' Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Steve James and Peter Gilbert will be on hand to converse and accept the award.  This FREE event is open to the public. More here.

Shining Bright!

RiverRun's 2013 Spark Award honorees are the phenomenal talents Sophie Desmarais, Tye Sheridan and Tyler James Williams.  Click here for full details!

Social Media 2014

Join the conversation with RiverRun on our Facebook page, and follow us for up-to-the-minute news on Twitter!  We're also now on Instagram, so be sure to follow @riverrunfilm and remember to tag any photos with #riverrunfilm!  And don't forget Pinterest!

2014 Emerging Master Award Honorees!

Join us in welcoming 2014 Emerging Master Award honorees Debra Granik (pictured R) and Melanie Lynskey (pictured L) to Winston-Salem!  They will be presented with their awards and participate in moderated conversations during the festival. See our events page for details.

RiverRun Getaway Package

Get away to Winston-Salem for the 16th RiverRun Film Festival April 4-13th! Discover why they call it the "City of Arts & Innovation" while exploring new groundbreaking films and Winston-Salem’s historic side and downtown culinary destinations.  Click here for more details!

Saturday Morning Cartoons with Big Bang Boom!

Big Bang Boom will be playing before our Saturday Morning Cartoons programs on April 5th and April 12th at 9:00 am in the Hanesbrands Theatre Lobby!  Come check out some fantastic kid-friendly music by Chuck Folds' band (younger brother of Ben Folds), and stay for the films!

RiverRun and ITVS team up again for Community Cinema!

The leaves are turning, the Dixie Classic Fair is in full swing, and school buses are once again filling the streets of Winston-Salem.  Sure signs of autumn all, but it also means that RiverRun is only half a year away!

2014 Awards Announcement

The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Audience and Jury Awards for the 2014 Festival. The 16th annual Festival ran April 4-13 and presented 144 films, representing 33 countries.

“Films showcased at our Festival this year reflected diverse stories from around the world, immense talent from directors, many trained in Winston-Salem, and a host of passionate projects that are jewels of the independent filmmaking community,” said Andrew Rodgers, RiverRun Executive Director.

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