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RiverRun 2011

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem, NC and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 13th annual RiverRun will be held April 8–17, 2011. 

Founded in 1998, RiverRun was inspired by the French Broad River near Brevard, North Carolina, where the festival was originally held. Each year since its inception, RiverRun has grown substantially. The 2011 Festival will feature 118 films, including 57 features and 61 shorts from 32 different countries. 

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Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon comes to RiverRun!

The dynamic, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) will be a special guest of RiverRun this year, and will be honored with the festival's Emerging Master Award.  We'll be hosting A Conversation with Michael Shannon on Monday, 4/11 at 6:30 in UNCSA's Babcock Theatre.  Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public!

Watch our teaser on Youtube!

For you visual learners out there, we now have a 5 minute RiverRun teaser of this year's festival on Youtube for your viewing enjoyment here!  Get a sample of the sensational lineup we have in store for you this year.

Free ITVS Screening: American Denial

American Denial, RiverRun's Films With Class ITVS screening, delves into what 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal called An American Dilemma: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable the Jim Crow segregation? This documentary focuses its attention on deep-seated prejudices that could be considered systemic and institutional, even in a country many may consider to be a post-racial democracy.

Spotlight on Black American Filmmakers

RiverRun created the Spotlight section in 2010 and purposefully left it undefined to allow for a variety of future curatorial choices. Since then, the Spotlight has focused on a specific country, genre, filmmaker’s body of work or some combination thereof. This year, RiverRun will present a six-film Spotlight on Black American Cinema from 1971-1991, exclusively featuring films directed by black filmmakers, in an effort to draw attention to their contributions and importance to American cinema as a whole. The program spans three decades and includes films that are familiar and considered classics, as well as rarely screened gems. The 2015 Spotlight selections kick off in the early ‘70s, immediately following the sweeping social changes of the Civil Rights era, and culminate in 1991, which saw both the first Academy Award nomination for an African American filmmaker and the first major Hollywood film directed by an African American woman. The Spotlight lineup includes:

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