RiverRun Receives Another Academy Awards® Distinction

By Staff In a press release Wednesday afternoon RiverRun International Film Festival announced that they has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Short Film competition. The news was received late Monday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This new designation means that […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Innovation, Film
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RiverRun to Screen Spike Lee Produced “Evolution of a Criminal” at WFU – Daryl Hunt to Speak

By Staff   On Wednesday, November 19th the RiverRun International Film Festival continues their “Film with Class” series with a screening of Darius Clark Monroe’s groundbreaking documentary, “Evolution of a Criminal”. The screening will be followed by a panel with Daryl Hunt, professor Kami Simmons, and professor Mark Rabil (Hunt’s […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film

r/view: Laggies

By Marshall Shaffer Two years ago, I placed my money on Lynn Shelton to lead the charge of bringing the mumblecore movement to the mainstream. After seeing “Laggies,” however, I may want to switch my bet to Joe Swanberg. That is not to imply Shelton’s latest feature indicates a decline […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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CD Review – Who’s the Arrow & Who’s the Bow?

Jeffery Dean Foster’s “The Arrow”   By Chad Nance Aging gracefully is something that we all want to do. We long to find the way to beat the sword into a plow and figure out what life is really all about while at the same time hanging on to that fire […]

by · November 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Music

r/view- Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

By Marshall Shaffer   It is fairly common for a director to choose a protagonist that they identify with to some degree – after all, why devote years of your life to telling someone’s story if you cannot connect to them? Thus, Christopher Nolan directs films about obsessive heroes, David […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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r/view – Listen Up Philip

By Marshall Shaffer   If you were to put a gun to my head (but I hope you wouldn’t) and asked me to a name a novelistic film, I would most likely offer up “The Place Beyond the Pines.” The rich detail provided in the hundreds of pages of text […]

by · November 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Local “Shipping Wars’” Star Jarrett Joyce Opens Up About Politics, Poetry, & Austin Texas

By Michael A. Wiseman   I remember the first time I met Jarrett Joyce. NC State football had just dropped another game to the equally-struggling Demon Deacons, and a friend invited my wife and I over to commiserate the loss. It was strange – the house was unfamiliar, everybody (but […]

by · November 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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SECCA Taps Justin Townes Earle & Caleb Caudle for Dec Show

By Staff The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art has announced Justin Townes Earle as the headlining artist for the eleventh installment of its Crossroads @ SECCA concert series. Winston-Salem-based singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle will open the show. In just the last year, Caleb Caudle has played over 300 shows in 30 […]

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RiverRun Announces Free Screenings Trailblazing Women Series

By Staff The RiverRun International Film Festival announced  that its Films with Class program has again partnered with ITVS’s Community Cinema to present a series of powerful and insightful documentary films to Winston-Salem before they have their broadcast premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens series. These screenings are made up of […]

CCD Review- There is Still Only One Crüe

CCD Review- There is Still Only One Crüe

By Eugene B. Sims   The weekend can happen any day or any time when Motley Crue comes to town. That is exactly what happened when they pulled into the Greensboro Coliseum on their farewell tour. Beer was going down, hair was teased, the skirts were short, and denim was […]