Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2008 River Run International Film Festival

For all my North Carolina readers out there, the 6th Annual River Run International Film opens today in Winston-Salem with the Opening Night Premiere of Daniel Barnz's Phoebe in Wonderland starring Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman, Elle Fanning, and Patricia Clarkson, tonight at 7:00 PM. Pullman is scheduled to be present at the screening.

Other notable films this year include Cristian Nemescu's Romanian film California Dreamin' (Endless), Ramin Bahrani's Chop Shop (which has been strongly championed by Roger Ebert), Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven (the offical German entry to last year's Academy Awards), Josh Raskin's Academy Award nominated short, I Met The Walrus (which was inspired by the music of The Beatles), Scott Hicks' Glass: A Portrait of the Artist in Twelve Parts, Garth Jennings' Son of Rambow, Quan An Wang's Tuya's Marriage, Helen Hunt's Then She Found Me, and a special presentation of the original, 1925 silent The Phantom of the Opera accompanied by a live orchestra.

Due to my school and rehearsal schedules I will not be able to attend tonight, but I will be there tomorrow all day, and will try to catch as many films as I can. The festival runs through Sunday, April 28.

For a complete schedule of films and ticket information, click here.

1 comment:

nick plowman said...

Sounds awesome, hope you enjoy!