Today starts this 16th annual event, which runs through April 13. During this time, 63 feature films and 82 shorts will be screened. These films come from 33 different countries. The aim of the festival is to showcase new films from both established and emerging filmmakers from around the globe. Roughly 18,000 people attended last year and a larger audience is anticipated this year. Prizes are awarded for each category. There is something for everyone (assuming you like movies), such as ‘Locke’ (the story of how a single phone call unravels the life of a successful construction manager during his drive home), ‘Le Chef’ is an uproarious comedy about a famous chef who faces off against his restaurant’s new CEO, ‘Joe’ (played by Nicholas Cage, who becomes an unlikely role model for the oldest child of a poor family headed by a drunk and together the two try to find redemption in a small Mississippi town), and much more, including documentaries about Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, and Jayson Blair.
Here’s what else you need to know:
Where: All events take place right in the Triad in the Queen City of Winston-Salem: SECCA (750 Marguerite Drive); One Park Vista Lawn (Fourth and Trade Streets); Hanesbrands Theatre (209 N. Spruce St); UNC School of the Arts ACE Exhibition Complex (1533 S. Main St); and Aperture Cinema (311 W. Fourth St).
Cost: Most screenings are $12 with weekday matinees being half price, $6. Students get a $2 discount. Some screenings are FREE and there are ticket packages available.
Tickets: Stevens Center Box Office, www.riverrunfilm.com
For more info: http://2014riverrunfilm.com