March 26 – April 5, 2020

RiverRun’s Virtual Theater is open for business!

Our Virtual Theater is now live as we monitor guidelines for when it is safe to host screenings in real life once again. For now, please enjoy the titles from RiverRun 2020 below, available to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home! Prices vary as each distributor’s digital release plan is unique. Click on each title below for full info and to purchase tickets.

Now playing: Ai Weiwei: Yours TrulyFrom Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter’s JourneyOnce Upon a River, and Queen of Lapa

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RiverRun Virtual Theater

Screen 1
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. At the core of the installation, called @Large, were portraits of prisoners of conscience coupled with the opportunity to write letters of solidarity to the imprisoned. In her impassioned and powerful film, director Cheryl Haines captures this monumental exhibition from conception to fruition, and as well visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, to learn how these letters were vital to their survival. "One of the great films of the year! A near-perfect look at Weiwei’s art installation that took place on Alcatraz Island. Truly magical...a must-see!" - Steve Kopian, Unseen films "Powerful! A moving cinematic experience." - Barbara Pollack, ArtNews "Inspiring! Highlights the power of the public to make a change in their societies. Seek out this great documentary for its poignant and very relevant message of persevering in your struggle no matter the cost." - FilmNews UK

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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Screen 2
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey
12:00 am - 2:00 am
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey

A rookie NPR reporter, covering the armed 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, is arrested by the FBI for defying a government news blackout. Years later, he meets a Yurok Indian that he photographed during the occupation. The two return to the Dakotas to investigate the legacy of 1970s activism in Indian Country.

Year: 2019
Rating: TN

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Screen 3
Once Upon a River
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Once Upon a River

It’s 1978 and Margo Crane, a fifteen year-old part-Native teen, must take to Michigan’s Stark River on an odyssey reminiscent of Huck Finn after a fateful turn of events. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Bonnie Jo Campbell, the film brings to life a heroine like no other. Sponsored by Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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Screen 4
Queen of Lapa
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Queen of Lapa

A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now fifty-nine, shapes a new reality in her “hostel” by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of sex workers, as Muniz’s guides them in a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ community.

Year: 2019
Rating: MT

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RiverRun at the Marketplace Drive-In:
Thursday, August 20: before/during/after with special guest, writer and star of the film Finnerty Steeves!
Thursday, August 27: John Lewis: Good Trouble

We hope you have enjoyed these films. If you are able, please consider making a contribution as we continue to adapt to challenging circumstances and create new programming like our Virtual Theater. Your donation of any amount supports RiverRun and helps us fulfill our mission and maintain our relationship with you.