Black faces will be prominent in several of the offerings in the upcoming RiverRun International Film Festival, which will be held at venues throughout the city from April 4-13.
Documentary films will include “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” which takes an intimate look at the acclaimed author best known for her seminal work, “The Color Purple.” The film will be screened on Monday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the HanesBrands Theatre and on Sunday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. on the campus of UNCSA.
There will be a free screening of “The Color Purple,” Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film based on Walker’s book, on Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at UNCSA.
The following documentaries are also on the RiverRun schedule:
Stanley Nelson’s “Freedom Summer,” a look at the student activists who took on Southern segregation in the 1960s, will be shown on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the HanesBrands Theatre and Tuesday, April 8 at a/perture.
“A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at The New York Times,” a film about the young African American reporter who copied or fabricated many of his stories, will be shown Saturday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the a/perture, Sunday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. at UNCSA and Monday, April 7 at a/perture.
A free screening of “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” will be held Wednesday, April 9 at the Wake Forest University School of Business.
Riverrun’s vast selection of feature films will include Tommy Oliver’s “1982,” which chronicles the struggle of a young black father to raise his daughter as his wife struggles with crack addiction. The movie’s all-star cast includes Hill Harper, Wayne Brady, Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, Ruby Dee, Elise Neal and La La Anthony. Oliver is expected to be among the special guests attending the festival.
The film will be screened Friday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at a/perture, Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at HanesBrands and Sunday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. at a/perture.
“Grisgis,” a French-Chadian film about a paralyzed man who dreams of being a dancer, will be screened at a/perture on Monday, April 7 at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m.
“The Emperor Jones,” a 1933 film directed by Dudley Murphy, will be screened on Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. Paul Robeson plays Brutus Jones, a Caribbean dictator who reflects on the path that led to his downfall as his constituents revolt. The film is adapted from Eugene O’Neill’s play.
|Ticket prices are $6, $10 and $12, depending on the film and showtime|
visit www.riverrunfilm.com for more information.