Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton’s comedy One Night Stand and Fred Schepisi’s drama The Eye Of The Storm bookend the 14th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, set to take place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from Apr 13-22.
Overall 140 features including 59 features and 81 shorts will screen in a line-up that executive director Andrew Rodgers hailed on Monday (12) as the best yet.
Festival highlights include a spotlight on sci-fi classics including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Logan’s Run and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris. The 2012 Emerging Master Award will go to Paul Schneider following a screening of Bright Star and Willem Dafoe stars in centerpiece screening The Hunter.
Narrative competition selections include Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Elena, Ira Sachs’ fast-growing festival favourite Keep The Lights On, Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar and Joachim Trier ‘s Oslo, August 31st.
Among the documentary competition entries are Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Ice, Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen Of Versailles and Jon Shenk’s The Island President.
“We’ve put together a fantastic lineup of films for this year’s Festival, ranging from hysterically funny comedies and powerful issue documentaries to groundbreaking independent works and critically-acclaimed international movies,” Rodgers said. “Once again, we’ve selected some of the best cinema from around the world to share with our audiences – and I believe we’ve put together our best programme yet.”
For the full line-up visit the official website.