Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: RiverRun Unveils 2016 Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: RiverRun Unveils 2016 Line-Up

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You will open and fellow Sundance selection Love & Friendship will close the 18th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, set to run in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from April 7-17.

"For the past 11 years, I've had the honour and privilege to lead RiverRun," said executive director Andrew Rodgers, who is departing this week to become executive director of the Denver Film Society.

"This year, as I step down and make room for someone new to come into the organisation and provide a new vision, I'm so proud of the great work the staffhas done putting together such an excellent festival. This year's line-up, in particular, is jam-packed with exciting bold-faced names, new talents and retrospectives. Put simply, this is a great festival, organised by wonderful people, and supported by an amazing community. I'll certainly miss it!"

The event will screen 166 films, including 76 features and 90 shorts from 44 countries. Click here for details of the line-up.

* Damien Chazelle's follow-up to Whiplash is on the awards track and will open via Lionsgate on December 2 ahead of wide expansion on December 16. …

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