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wild

r/view – Wild

By Marshall Shaffer   On the page, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild” is nothing particularly noteworthy. While she tells her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with raw honesty, the book is often little more than a hybrid of “Eat Pray Love” and “Into the Wild” that insists on its […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
eddie rouse

3rd Shift – Goodbye Eddie Rouse

By Chad Nance   Eddie Rouse was an extraordinary human being. He was a man of big dreams and visions who had the kind of personal grit and integrity that it took to see those through. There are plenty of people crawling this planet who have dreams, ideas, and desires… […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 2 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
riverrun

Wake Forest University Film Festival Joins RiverRun

By Staff   The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced a new collaboration with Wake Forest University to craft a distinctive joint film program in partnership with Wake Forest’s Reynolda Film Festival. For the past eight years, the student-run Reynolda Film Festival has offered film screenings, panel discussions and keynote […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film
theory of everything

r/view- The Theory of Everything

By Marshall shaffer ‘Tis the season when phenomenal performances occur in decently passable films, and “The Theory of Everything” has arrived to fit that bill. The movie is little more than a stage for a stunning physical transformation by Eddie Redmayne and a formidable emotional turn by Felicity Jones. Their […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
Micro-Doc- Surviving Faith Assembly- A Former Cult Member’s Story

Micro-Doc- Surviving Faith Assembly- A Former Cult Member’s Story

By Jack Pennington   Josh Wilson grew up as a member of “Faith Assembly”, an extreme fundamentalist Christian sect run by Hobart Freeman. Freeman encouraged the members of Faith Assembly to “walk by faith”, to trust God for everything.           Director/editor Jack Pennington is originally from […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
oscar

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
evolution of a criminal

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
laggies

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
rosewater

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
listen up phillip

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