"The lineup of RiverRun's 2014 Festival was announced Mon., Mar. 3 - the day after the Academy Awards. This year's Festival boasts an incredible selection of film experiences, screening 145 films from 33 countries. We are proud to announce that we will once again sceen two films on Opening Night, April 4. The first, Le Chef, is an uproarious comedy in which a famous veteran chef faces off against his restaurant's new CEO. The second opening night film is To Be Takei, a documentary about 76 year-old George Takei, who has become more popular than his Sulu days on "Star Trek" through his active social media presence in the movements for marriage equality and for reparations for the victims of Japanese internment camps. Opening night films are presented by Flow Audi of Winston-Salem. The Festival will close on April 13 with Bicycling With Molière, in which a retired actor Serge (Fabrice Luchini) is approached by Gauthier to star in a revival of Molière's The Misanthrope, but he plays hard to get.
In between, the Festival will feature a wide variety of features, documentaries, shorts and animation in competition sections, as well as many fims in non-competition sidebars. This year we are reprising our Focus section, a sidebar that offers an eclectic mix of films from emerging talents, RiverRun alums and veteran filmmakers alike; and Altered States: New Directions in American Cinema featuring a new wave of exciting, independent American filmmakers who are charting heretofore unexplored territory within the medium. RiverRun will also again present a Community Cinema program of free public screenings, created to broaden our outreach efforts and ensure the Festival is accessible to audiences from all backgrounds.
A complete lineup of screenings, panel discussions and Festival events is now live on our website at www.riverrunfilm.com.
Every year, many shows sell out before the Festival even begins. For that reason, attendees are strongly advised to select films and pick up all tickets in advance. Tickets are available now online at riverrunfilm.com, over the phone at (336) 721-1945 and also at the Festival box office, located at the Stevens Center, from 11:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday. Matinee tickets are $6 and admissions for regular screenings are $12. Students who present a valid student ID and purchase tickets in person will receive a discount of $2 off all fim tickets (except matinees). Festival Ticket Samplers are also available from the Festival box office. These cards cost $108 but allow you to pick and choose up to $120 in Festival tickets. You can redeem the credits on the card all at once, or spread them out over the course of the 2014 Festival.
The Stevens Center Box Office
405 W. 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
From April 4-6 & 11-13, a second Festival box office will open at the ACE Cinematheque Complex at the UNC School of the Arts campus - 1533 S. Main Street - for walk-up sales only. For screenings at the three other Festival locations - a/perture cinema, Hanesbrands Theatre and SECCA - day-of walk-up sales will be available starting one hour before each show.
Please note: Any sponsor or donor Ticket Samplers or Vouchers must be swapped for hard tickets at a designated box office. The online ticketing system cannot be used to trade in Ticket Samplers and Vouchers.
Have an "Epic" Weekend at RiverRun
Out-of-town guests can get away to Winston-Salem for the Festival April 4-13! Discover why they call it the "City of Art & Innovation" while exploring new groundbreaking films and Winston-Salem's historic side and downtown culinary destinations. The package includes two nights' accommodations at the Historic Brookstown Inn Friday, April 4 & Saturday April 5, 2014 or Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12; admission for two to RiverRun's Opening Night Gala April 4 (if booking the first weekend); vouchers for 12 RiverRun screenings (or up to 24 matinees); brunch for two at The Old Fourth Street Filling Station; two adult admissions to Reynolda House Museum of American Art, featuring the national touring exhibition American Moderns: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell; Taste Carolina Food Tour for two Saturday afternoon; and discount admission to Old Salem Museums and Gardens. The package is a $680 value for only $475. A two-night weekend package is also available (receive lunch instead of brunch, excludes Opening Night Gala & food tour). A $555 value for only $375. For additional information visit our website or call Brookstown Inn at (336) 714-1009 x552.
Thanks to Our 2014 Sponsors
The sponsors of the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival help sustain the organization's mission 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. RiverRun would like to thank the 2014 Title Sponsors - The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Reynolds American and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Presenting Sponsors - The City of Winston-Salem and the Millennium Fund."
Press Release submitted by RiverRun