Riverrun 2015 Film Announcement

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Riverrun 2015 Film Announcement

North Carolina's RiverRun Film Festival has made headlines in the past few years for being one of the USA's great regional fests. Today they announced their lineup for the 2015 fest which runs April 16-26. The fest opens with Quentin Dupieux's latest Reality (pictured) and closes with David Gordon Green's Manglehorn.

RiverRun will also again present honorary awards to accomplished talents, this year focusing on the work of exceptional documentarians. Stanley Nelson (Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders) will receive RiverRun's 2015 Master of Cinema Award, and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia, Jesus Camp) will receive the Festival's Emerging Master Award.

Here is the full lineup:

NARRATIVE COMPETITION: The 2015 Narrative Competition is incredibly diverse, including films from around the world that range from international comedies to lyrical dramas. The 10 films in the Narrative Competition are eligible for jury prizes and the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

AMOUR FOU - Austria / Luxembourg / Germany / Director: Jessica Hausner
ANYWHERE ELSE - Germany / Israel / Director: Ester Amrami
FELIX AND MEIRA- Canada / Director: Maxime Giroux
FIVE STAR- USA / Director: Keith Miller
LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT -France / Director Tho
mas Cailley MEMORIES ON STONE - Iraq / Germany / Director: Shawkat Amin Korki
REFUGIADO - Argentina / Colombia / France / Poland / Director: Diego Lerman
THE SECOND MOTHER - Brazil / Director: Anna Muylaert
STILL THE WATER - Japan / Spain / France / Director: Naomi Kawase
VIKTORIA - Romania / Bulgaria / Director: Maya Vitkova

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION: The 2015 Documentary Competition includes plenty of social commentary on the issues that have impacted the world in recent years. From documentaries about controversial political cartoons, to contradictions in the American criminal justice system, the topics chronicled by these works are sure to spark discussion. The 10 films in the Documentary Competition are eligible for jury prizes and the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.

3 ½ MINUTES - USA / Director: Mark Silver
CARTOONISTS: FOOT SOLDIERS OF DEMOCRACY - France / Director: Stéphanie Valloatto
THE CHINESE MAYOR - China / Director: Hao Zhou
JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING - Canada / Director: Denis Côté
THE LOOK OF SILENCE - Denmark / Finland / Indonesia / Norway / UK / Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
STRAY DOG - USA / Director: Debra Granik
TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER - UK / USA / Director: Nick Broomfield
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR - USA / Directors: Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman
WELCOME TO LEITH - USA / Directors: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher Walker
WHEN UNDER FIRE: SHOOT BACK! - Germany / South Africa / Director: Marc Wiese

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: This year, RiverRun's non-competition Special Presentation section features a collection of stunning new films spanning all genres. RiverRun's Special Presentation Screenings offer audiences an early glimpse of films destined for the multiplex.

OPENING NIGHT FILMS
REALITY - France / Director: Quentin Dupieux
FRESH DRESSED - USA / Director: Sacha Jenkins

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
MANGLEHORN - USA / Director: David Gordon Green

3 HEARTS - France / Germany / Belgium / Director: Benoît Jacquot
CUT BANK - USA / Director: Matt Shakman
ELEPHANT SONG- Canada / Director: Charles Binamé
GEMMA BOVERY - France / Director: Anne Fontaine
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS - USA / Director: Brett Haley
PEOPLE PLACES THINGS - USA / Director: Jim Strouse
SLOW WEST - UK / New Zealand / Director: John Maclean
THE WOLFPACK - USA / Director: Crystal Moselle

SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK AMERICAN CINEMA 1971-1991: RiverRun will present a six-film Spotlight on Black American Cinema from 1971-1991, exclusively featuring films directed by black filmmakers, in an effort to draw attention to their contributions and importance to American cinema as a whole. The films in this section include:

BOYZ N THE HOOD - USA / Director: John Singleton
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST - USA / Director: Julie Dash
HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE - USA / Director: Robert Townsend
KILLER OF SHEEP - USA / Director: Charles Burnette
SHAFT - USA / Director: Gordon Parks
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT - USA / Director: Spike Lee

ALTERED STATES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN AMERICAN CINEMA: With technological breakthroughs and new distribution models rapidly democratizing the landscape of the motion picture industry, this program features a new wave of exciting, independent American filmmakers who are exploring new territory within the medium.

GOD BLESS THE CHILD - USA / Directors: Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
HEART OF WILDERNESS - USA / Director: Towle Neu
LAKE LOS ANGELES - USA / Director: Mike Ott
PROUD CITIZEN - USA / Director: Thomas Southerland
THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE - USA / Director: Perry Blackshear
YOSEMITE - USA / Director: Gabrielle Demeestere

FOCUS: RiverRun's non-competition sidebar features films of all shapes and sizes, including new work from emerging talents, Festival alums and veteran filmmakers alike.

120 DAYS - USA / Director: Ted Roach
ABOVE ALL ELSE - USA / Director: John Fiege
ALTHEA - USA / UK / Director: Rex Miller
ARCHIE'S BETTY - USA / Director: Gerald Peary
BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - USA / Director: Stanley Nelson
CRU - USA / Director: Alton Glass
CURIOUS WORLDS: THE ART & IMAGINATION OF DAVID BECK - USA / Director: Olympia Stone
THE DEAD LANDS - New Zealand / Director: Toa Fraser
DO I SOUND GAY? - USA / Director: David Thorpe
FINDERS KEEPERS - USA / Directors: Bryan Carberry & J. Clay Tweel
FLORE - France / Director: Jean-Albert Lièvre
HIPPOCRATES - France / Director: Thomas Lilti
HOMELESS - USA / Director: Clay Hassler
THE LONG START TO THE JOURNEY - USA / Director: Chris Galloway
MACONDO - Austria / Director: Sudabeh Mortezai
MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES - USA / Director: Chuck Workman
OUT IN THE NIGHT - USA / Director: Blair Doroshwalther
PATCHWORK FAMILY - France / Director: Pascal Rabaté
THE PATENT WARS - Germany / Director: Hannah Leonie Prinzler
PLAYING HOOKY - USA / Director: Susan Gluth
POVERTY, INC. - USA / Director: Michael Matheson Miller
SEX(ED) - USA / Director: Brenda Goodman
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY - USA / Director: Mary Dore
THE TRIBE - USA / Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky

FILMS WITH CLASS: RiverRun's year-round education program gives area teachers the opportunity to expose their students to Festival films. During the Festival, students attend and participate in private screenings with the filmmakers and special guests.

THE AVIATRIX - UK / Director: Annette Porter
OPPOSITE FIELD - USA/ Uganda / Director: Jay Shapiro
TOUCHING THE SOUND: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF NOBUYUKI TSUJII - USA / Director: Peter Rosen

FROM THE ARCHIVES: RiverRun believes in the importance of preserving and presenting 35mm film prints whenever possible. Once again, we have partnered with archives from around the world to present a unique collection of retrospective titles.

DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (1988) - UK / West Germany / Director: Terence Davies
MANTRAP (1926) - USA / Director: Victor Fleming
A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926) - Japan / Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
THE WILD BUNCH (1969) - USA / Director: Sam Peckinpah
ARCHIVE DOCUMENTARY SHORTS - In celebrating RiverRun's recent designation as an Academy Award®- qualifying festival in the Documentary Short category, the Academy Film Archives has collaborated with usin assembling this compilation of nominated and winning documentary shorts.
GEORGE GROSZ' INTERREGNUM (1960) - USA / Director: Altina Schinasi
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (1945) - USA / Director: Alexander Hammid
SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE (1949) - USA / Director: Chuck Jones
A PLACE TO STAND (1967) - Canada / Director: Christopher Chapman
THE TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR (1957) - USA / Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen

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