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Documentary 'One Night Stand' To Open the RiverRun International Film Festival

Fred Schepisi's "The Eye of the Storm," starring Charlotte Rampling, will serve as closing night film at the fest in Winston-Salem, N.C.

One Night Stand, a documentary from filmmakers Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway, will open the 14th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, which takes place from April 13-22 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The festival, which announced its schedule Monday, will close with Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm, starring Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis.

Actor Paul Schneider, a graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will receive the festival’s Emerging Master Award, following a screening of his film Bright Star on April 20.

The festival has 140 films, including 59 features and 81 shorts, on its schedule, and RiverRun executive director Andrew Rodgers said, “We’ve put together a fantastic lineup of films for this year’s festival, ranging from hysterically funny comedies and powerful issue documentaries to groundbreaking independent works and critically-acclaimed international movies.”

Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe, has been selected to screen as the fest’s Centerpiece Premiere on April 18.

The non-competition lineup this year will include a Spotlight on Science Fiction Favorites from the 60’s and 70’s, featuring films from Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Woody Allen and others.  Additional sidebars include a new Focus section and the second year of Altered States: New Directions in American Cinema, which features new works by young American filmmakers. A complete schedule can be found at www.riverrunfilm.com.