2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

RiverRunApril 16-26, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC

Held annually each spring, the RiverRun International Film Festival screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties. In 2015, the Festival will present 165 films from 35 countries in 11 days, bringing filmmakers and other industry professionals to Winston-Salem from around the world.

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For film lovers in North Carolina the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is hard, if not impossible to beat.

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The eleven-day festival kicks off on Thursday April 16th in Winston-Salem with screenings of the French Surrealist film Reality, and a documentary on urban fashion called Fresh Dressed.

Over the ensuing days 165 films will be shown – that’s 74 features & 91 shorts, from a sampling of 35 countries. There will also be parties, panels,and Free Saturday morning cartoons for the entire family.

RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers stopped by WFDD to talk about this year’s Spotlight on Black American Cinema.

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.

Tickets

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http://riverrunfilm.com/buy-tickets/

All regular Festival screenings are $12 for adults and $10 for students (students must purchase tickets in person and present a valid student ID to receive discounted price).  We also have special matinee prices Monday – Friday before 5:00pm for $6.

Box office information

From April 16-26, tickets for all films and events may be purchased at the main Festival box offices.  We recommend you buy tickets in advance as many screenings will sell out.  However, you may still purchase day-of tickets, if there are any available.  If there is more than one hour before the start time of a screening you can purchase your tickets at either of the main festival box offices but if there is less than one hour before the start time of the screening you must purchase tickets directly at the venue where the screening is taking place.

Pre-Festival Box Office:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945
M-F 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 3:00 – 6:00pm (phone sales only)

April 16 – 26 Box Offices:

The Stevens Center
405 West Fourth Street
336-721-1945

Saturdays and Sunday, April 18, 19 and 25, the Stevens Center Box Office will be open for phone and walk up sales from 10:00am – 6:00pm.  During the week of April 20-24, Monday through Friday, the Stevens Center Box Office hours will be 11:00am – 6:00pm.  Sunday, April 26, the Box Office will be open 11:00am – 2:00pm.  By 2:00pm on the 26th,  all remaining tickets will have been delivered to each venue for the remaining screenings.

ACE Cinematheque Complex – UNCSA
1533 Main Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

a/perture cinema
311 W. Fourth St.
Patrons must go to RiverRun’s box office located in the lobby of the Chatham Building. Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce Street
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

SECCA
750 Marguerite Drive
Open one hour before first screening of the day and closes after last screening begins.

Online ticket sales

To purchase tickets online, simply navigate to the page for the individual film you wish to attend and click on the “buy tickets” link next to a selected screening.

Official Website – www.riverrunfilm.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/riverrunfilm

 

Free Movie Night postponed until Friday, November 7

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Free Movie Night postponed until Friday, November 7  

Enjoy The Lego Movie on the videoboard at BB&T Ballpark

 Due to a chilly, rainy weather forecast, the free showing of The Lego Movie originally scheduled for Saturday, November 1, has been postponed.

 This Movie Night, presented by Allstate Agent Eric Tang, will now take place Friday, November 7. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6 p.m.

 Both admission and parking are free, and concession stands will be open for food and beverage purchases. Moviegoers may not bring their own food or beverages into the facility. Fans are welcome to sit on the field or in select areas of BB&T Ballpark. Lawn chairs are not permitted.

The Lego Movie was released this February and became an overwhelming success at the box office. This animated film features the voices of Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and many other entertainment stars.

 For more information on this free Movie Night, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287.

The Winston-Salem Dash and Allstate Agent Eric Tang will host a free Movie Night this Saturday, November 1, at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will enjoy the Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit The Lego Movie on the videoboard in right-center field.

Gates will open at 6 p.m., and The Lego Movie is set to begin at approximately 7 p.m. Both admission and parking are free, and concession stands will be open for food and beverage purchases. Moviegoers may not bring their own food or beverages into the facility.

Fans are welcome to sit on the field or in select areas of BB&T Ballpark. Lawn chairs are not permitted.

The Lego Movie was released this February and became an overwhelming success at the box office. This animated film features the voices of Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and many other entertainment stars.

For more information on this free Movie Night, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287.

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News around town October 25th…

Kabobs on Fourth, a new Mediterranean restaurant located at 214 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, will open in late October or early November according to owner, Nazanin Kaussari .  The restaurant is located at 214 West Fourth Street. Kabobs on Fourth will seat 70 diners and will feature counter service, sidewalk dining and an on-site bakery in the front window.  The menu features grilled beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables, ground beef and fish served with rice and salad with a typical price range of $8 to $12. The menu also includes a variety of Vegetarian dishes that are new to Winston Salem’s diners’ taste. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Kabobs on Fourth will operate during the following business hours: Lunch Daily (Monday – Saturday) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Dinner (Monday -Thursday) 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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Xia Asian Bistro open in Liberty Plaza Building – Xia Asian Bistro is open in downtown Winston-Salem at Liberty and Third Street. Xia Lieu, who has 24 years in the restaurant industry,  used to be located on Spruce Street where Wen Hwa is currently. Contemporary chic ambiance with big city, they have 4,000 square feet with cosmopolitan decor with plenty of seating and a large bar,  expanded menu and sushi bar.  Lunch is every day from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking available in the Liberty Plaza Deck. For more information visit http://xiarestaurant.com or call 293-7925.

Sunset Flicks continues36lSunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park premieres on Sundays in October continuing until the 26th. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October features WSNC’s own B.Kin Band, Camel City Grill. October 26th they will thrill you with Hitchcock’s The Birds.S2dio Supplies will provide some artsy fun for all each Sunday.

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks?raypublishing

FREE Summer Movie Mornings for Kids Wednesday and Thursday at Marketplace Cinemas

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FREE ‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids Wednesday & Thursday (Marketplace Cinemas)

The Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem is offering FREE ‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids (and parents)

June 18 & 19 (Wed + Thurs) The Lego Movie (PG) at 10am

June 25 & 26: Despicable Me One (PG) at 10am

July 2 & 3: Despicable Me Two (PG) in 3D for FREE at 10am

July 9 & 10: The Croods (PG) at 10am

July 16 & 17: Turbo at (PG) 10am

FREE SUMMERTIME KID SHOWS started Wednesday June 18. at 10:00am – NO ONE PAYS for admission- Admission is FREE to EVERYONE regardless of AGE. We will also have Kid Size Popcorns for $1.00 each and Kid Size soft Drinks for $1.00 each but ANY AGE can buy them.

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Visit Marketplace Cinemas on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas

Official website http://mpcws.com/