RiverRun International Film Festival Announces 2022 Film Lineup | Local News

The film lineup for the 24th RiverRun International Film Festival will include two opening films – “The Rose Maker” and “We Feed People”.

The film festival will run from April 21-30 and will feature traditional in-person and virtual screenings. It will present 174 films representing 33 countries. Nearly 1,700 films have been registered for the festival this year.

Tickets will be available for RiverRun members on Wednesday and Thursday and for the general public starting Friday.

“The Rose Maker” tells the story of Eve (Catherine Frot), an artisanal rose grower who struggles to stay afloat until her assistant finds a solution.

“We Feed People” highlights the evolution of chef José Andrés and his non-profit organization, World Central Kitchen, from a scrappy group of volunteers to one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations. renowned in the disaster relief industry.

On the closing night, “A Love Song” will be the highlight film.

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“This is the story of two childhood sweethearts (Dale Dickey and Wes Studi), now both widowed, who share a night by a lake in the mountains. Reuniting after 40 years, the couple share childhood memories, chats and shelters together from loneliness,” RiverRun said.

Rob Davis, Executive Director of RiverRun, said the film festival organizers are presenting what they believe is one of the best programs RiverRun has ever offered.

“From French comedies to Mexican narrative and documentary offerings, a Hungarian film noir and one woman’s quest to become the first Nepalese woman to summit Mount Everest, our international offerings truly embrace the global narrative and documentary filmmaking community” , he said in a press release.

RiverRun has also collected a diverse selection of films from the United States and North Carolina — from documentaries to narratives, Davis said.

“Our documentaries range from recording an album at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio B to the challenges of preserving and protecting New Jersey’s Passaic River. Narratively, our films include a tense thriller set in a Georgia bank, an estranged family reuniting on their Montana ranch, and a Muslim American romantic comedy about a group of sisters in Queens,” he said. declared.

This year, the winners of the festival will highlight women who have crossed the history of cinema. They include Master of Cinema Award winners Karen Allen, Gigi Perreau, Hayley Mills, Kristi Zea and Karmic Release Ltd. The Spark Awards for 2022 will go to Natalie Bullock Brown and Iman Zawahry.

Other special screenings include “18½”, “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, and “Montana Story”.

“18½” is a drama/comedy thriller set in 1974 that assumes a White House transcriber is embroiled in the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in the President’s tapes. Nixon.

In ’21 Sundance hit “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” a teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a gruff magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family. with a sleight of hand.

A neo-western, “Montana Story” is from acclaimed writers and directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (What Maisie Knew, The Deep End). “Two estranged siblings (Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague) return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved, confronting a deep and bitter family legacy against a mythical American backdrop. The fate of their sick and unscrupulous father and a beloved old horse hangs in the balance,” RiverRun said.

The festival will also feature a number of free offers, several panel opportunities, Family Night screenings at Bailey Park and Crossnore Communities for children, Saturday morning cartoons and the 11th annual Pitch Fest competition.

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