Riverrun Film Festival Free Family Day April 1 & More

This year, RiverRun International Film Festival will showcase more than 150 films from around the world, March 30 – April 9 at various Winston-Salem venues. Entering its 19th year, the RiverRun celebrates filmmakers and their films by screening an impressive lineup of rare finds, including documentaries, narratives, animation, short films, discussion panels, and outdoor screenings. with more than 100 filmmakers and actors expected to attend and participate in Q&A sessions after their film screenings.



RiverRun’s popular Saturday Morning Cartoons screenings of new animated shorts are free to the public, thanks to the continued support from Salem Smiles Orthodontics. Hanesbrands Theatre – FREE!

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with fun activities for kids. Film screening begins at 10 a.m.

Peppercorn Theatre at RiverRun
Saturday, April 1st at 1:00 pm at Hanesbrands Theatre – FREE!

Peppercorn Theatre will present the short stage play before the screening of Stick Man, an Animated Short

What Goes Up …

Runtime: 20 min.                                                                                                                                                     A short play for ages 4 and up.                                                                                                                           Plot Summary—two architects are at it again to find out who can build the sturdiest structure! Watch as they test their creations, and help them decide which building can stand up to the challenge, and which building must come down. Runtime: 20 min.

Stick Man Screening

Runtime: 27 mins.

Plot Summary—Stick Man (voiced by Martin Freeman) lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their three stick children. Join Stick Man on his incredible adventure across the seasons as he runs from a playful dog, gets thrown into a river, escapes from a swan’s nest and even ends up on top of a fire! He has other adventures along the way, finally encountering Santa (voiced by Hugh Bonneville, aka Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey). Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?

Outdoor Screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
At Bailey Park
Sponsored By Mast General Store.

Saturday, April 1st at Bailey Park – FREE!

Opens at 6 p.m., film begins at 8 p.m. (or sunset). Director: Mel Stuart. Rating: G. Enjoy a free outdoor screening of the beloved 1971 Gene Wilder phenom. The event will feature food trucks, Hoots Beer Company and Dewey’s Ice Cream. A limited number of chocolate bars from Twin City Hive will be given out, five of which will contain a “Golden Ticket!” Golden Ticket holders will receive fun prizes!

Plot summary—Willy Wonka, the world-famous candy maker, suddenly announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka Chocolate. Young Charlie wants to find a Golden Ticket more than anything in the world. Charlie and his beloved Grandpa Joe join four other children and their parents to visit Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Five go in and only one will emerge the winner. Will it be Charlie?


Peppercorn at RiverRun

Saturday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m. at Hanesbrands Theatre – FREE!

Prior to the April 8th, Saturday Morning Cartoon screening, Peppercorn Theatre will present “The Prop Shop Pop Up,” a pop-up maker activity from The Prop Shop, a new exhibit devoted to making and building your own stories with puppets, props, costumes and more!


Hanesbrands Theatre – FREE!

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with fun activities for kids. Film screening begins at 10 a.m.

TICKETS & INFO: www.riverrunfilm.com