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35 Shots of Rum (35 Rhums)

Directed by: Claire Denis, France, 100 minutes, Rating: MT

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man. A widowed subway conductor, approaching retirement, lives with his beautiful grown daughter—the object of a neighbor’s growing romantic interest. The man’s former girlfriend also lives in their building and plays a role in their closely-knit lives.

8 Women (Huit Femmes)

Directed by: François Ozon,
111 minutes, Rating: R

Set in the 1950s, this musical comedy murder-mystery explores the death of the master of a country house by one of the eight women who were in the house at the time of the murder. The film features eight of France’s most celebrated actresses, including Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart and Isabelle Huppert.  This film will be presented by film critic Farihah Zaman of The Huffington Post and Reverse Shot magazine.

80's Prom Party

Directed by: RiverRun, USA, 180 minutes, Rating: MT

John Hughes set the tone of a generation and we are recreating the magic.  Come celebrate the second weekend of RiverRun at our 80’s Prom. This party will feature a DJ playing all your favorite yester-year hits, a medley of sweet treats, 80’s Karaoke, a free photo booth from Mobile Photo and a variety of drinks at our cash bar.  We encourage all guests to dress up a la Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy in Pretty in Pink!  Tickets are $10.

A Beginner's Guide to Endings

Directed by: Jonathan Sobol,
92 minutes, Rating: MT

Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O), and The Daily Show’s Jason Jones star in this frenetic comedy about a group of ne’er-do-well brothers who learn upon their father’s death that they may only have a few weeks left to live.  Director to be in attendance for screenings.

A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noël)

Directed by: Arnaud Desplechin, France, 150 minutes, Rating: MT

The Vuillard family is no stranger to physical/mental illness, loss and familial disagreements. However, when the matriarch becomes in need of a transplant, the whole family is forced to come together, emotional baggage and all, just in time for Christmas. Featured as the Best Film of 2008 on many critics’ top ten lists, A Christmas Tale features incredible performances from Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos.  This film will be presented by film critic Farihah Zaman of The Huffington Post and Reverse Shot magazine.

A Cloudy Lesson

Directed by: Yezi Xue, USA, 2 minutes, Rating: FM

When old man wind teaches his young apprentice how to blow clouds, the results are at first disappointing, then enchanting.

A Conversation with Michael Shannon

Directed by: Michael Shannon, USA, 120 minutes, Rating: TN

The RiverRun International Film Festival will present Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) with the 2011 Emerging Master Award. A rising star in the cinema world, Shannon will be honored for his powerful performances that have made him an emerging master of his craft.

The award will be presented at 6:30pm on Monday, April 11 at the Babcock Theatre at UNC School of the Arts. The
event is free and open to the public, and tickets are available through our box office at the Stevens Center (limit 2 per person).

A Fine Young Man

Directed by: Kevan Funk, Canada, 13 minutes, Rating: MT

They’ve been looking for someone like Pete. Someone honest, upstanding and true. Someone they can put their faith in.  It’s 1962 and the Red Threat looms large over America. As the heart of the Free World measures its strength against the U.S.S.R., a new fear emerges; one with far greater implications then the either the space race or the bomb.

A Moment of Silence

Directed by: Diana Jo Reichenbach, USA, 5 minutes, Rating: TN

A whimsical journey into the subconscious, revealing the thoughts, memories and dreams that lie in the visions of half sleep.

A Screaming Man

Directed by: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun,
92 minutes, Rating: MT

A father and son who both serve as pool attendants at a luxury hotel in the country of Chad must negotiate the challenges of a living amid the turmoil of civil unrest. As the web of war inches ever closer to them and the hotel is taken over by new Chinese owners, each must make difficult decisions to ensure the future of the family.

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