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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
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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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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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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 […]

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r/view: Birdman

By Marshall Shaffer   I hardly think it counts as a spoiler anymore to say that “Birdman” (sometimes also credited with the title “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”) is edited to make the majority of the film appears as if there are not edits. This does not, however, mean the […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Micro-Doc – Why Not? – Asking Kevin Smith to Star in My Short Film

By Jack Pennington Remember daydreaming about meeting your heroes? Maybe in the middle of math class sophomore year, your mind would drift off to the fantasy about running into the lead singer of your favorite rock band, favorite actor, or something like that. Did the fantasy ever run away with […]

by · October 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Arts Council, a/perture, and Coffee Park Team Up to Present Sunset Flicks

By Staff   The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in collaboration with a/perture cinema and Coffee Park will host “Sunset Flicks” on three Sundays in October – a free event at Winston-Square Park featuring movies, live music and food. “We want to continue building vibrancy in downtown Winston-Salem […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film