Film

This Week at a/perture cinema

This Week at a/perture cinema

OPENING THIS FRIDAY: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (rated PG-13, 119mins.) In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. THE APU TRILOGY – APARAJITO […]

Action Columns #1: Why So Serious?

Action Columns #1: Why So Serious?

By Michael A. Wiseman Internet fanboyz: you know, the basement-dwelling, internet-blogging, stay-at-home, “but Peter Parker on Earth One uses web cartridges!” type. They’re a nuisance… they’ve run amok. And their latest series of blunders – empowered, no doubt, by a flattering portrayal on TV’s number one comedy ‘The Big Bang […]

What’s New on Netflix: May 2015

What’s New on Netflix: May 2015

By Michael A. Wiseman A new month means new titles on Netflix! Here’s a complete calendar on everything that’s coming to the streaming service in May.

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r/view – The Hunting Ground

By Marshall Shaffer   Kirby Dick opens “The Hunting Ground” with a montage of one of the happiest moments in a young person’s life – opening their college acceptance letter (set to “Pomp & Circumstance,” no less). That euphoria quickly dissipates, however, as the attention shifts towards the campuses themselves. […]

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RiverRun – Working Class Filmmakers, Working Class Films

By Cyndi Briggs Julia Roberts. Matt Damon. Meryl Streep. None of these people attended the RiverRun International Film Festival this year. And it’s OK with me. It would feel in-congruent to have such huge celebrities strolling 4th Street, clogging up traffic and creating a distraction. Winston-Salem is, fundamentally, a working […]

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CCD RiverRun Review – ‘Yosemite’ (2015)

By Michael A. Wiseman   In the 80s, coming of age films were all the rage. From Goonies to E.T., kids with smart mouths and big adventures were pretty much a guaranteed money train. But as the 90s came about, kid ideals were replaced with adult conversations, and by the […]

CCD Weekend RiverRun Guide April 24 – 26

CCD Weekend RiverRun Guide April 24 – 26

By Michael A. Wiseman Checking out the RiverRun Film Festival this week but not sure what to see? We’ve highlighted our daily picks to help you decide what’s worth your time and hard-earned money. There’s something for everyone at RiverRun, so get out there and spend a day at the movies!

Electric Camel Pod- RiverRun Filmmaker 2015 Edition – Ted Roach & Neil Williams

Electric Camel Pod- RiverRun Filmmaker 2015 Edition – Ted Roach & Neil Williams

Chad & Tim sit down with two of RiverRun’s independent filmmakers to discuss the struggles of getting a film to viewers.  Director Ted Roach discusses his film “120 Days” which addresses the immigration debate from the most human of perspectives.  Director and Winston-Salem native Neil Williams along with producer Channing […]

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RiverRun Brings a Fresh Perspective on Camel City

By Cyndi Briggs   An old woman wakes before dawn. Lights an oil lamp. Walks down a dark hallway to a kitchen. Measures flour and milk. Kneads dough. An old man measures coffee. Grinds it. Pours the boiling water. The woman brings the bread and they eat breakfast in silence […]

CCD Daily RiverRun Guide – Thursday, April 23rd

CCD Daily RiverRun Guide – Thursday, April 23rd

By Michael A. Wiseman Checking out the RiverRun Film Festival this week but not sure what to see? We’ve highlighted our daily picks to help you decide what’s worth your time and hard-earned money. There’s something for everyone at RiverRun, so get out there and spend a day at the movies!