RiverRun Announces Family-Friendly Screenings and Events


Winston-Salem’s RiverRun International Film Festival, set for March 30-April 9, recently announced its free family-friendly screenings and events offered during the second annual RiverRun Family Day, which is slated for April 1. Beginning with the popular Saturday Morning Cartoons program and ending with a screening under the stars, the festival promises fun for all ages.

The free family-friendly events include:

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Enjoy animated shorts at Hanesbrands Theatre
For children ages 8 and up
9 a.m. — Kids’ art activity with SECCA
10 a.m. — Films begin 

Peppercorn Theatre at RiverRun

1 p.m. at Hanesbrands Theatre
Peppercorn Theatre will present the short stage play, “What Goes Up …” before the screening of the animated short “Stick Man.”

“What Goes Up …” is a short play for recommended for ages 4 and up. 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.

“Stick Man”
Stick Man (voiced by Martin Freeman, a.k.a. Dr. Watson on BBC’s “Sherlock”) 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 in a river, escapes from a swan’s nest and even ends up on top of a fire and 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”

Opens at 6:30 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. or sunset at Bailey Park.

Enjoy the beloved 1971 Gene Wilder film. 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.

In addition to the events above, RiverRun will also host another Saturday Morning Cartoons program on April 8. Pre-show program will include activities from Peppercorn Theatre and Kaleideum.

For more information about RiverRun and to buy tickets to the festival, visit  riverrunfilm.com.

Source:  RiverRun International Film Festival


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