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 indoor theatrical screenings 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: Three Summers and F/11 and Be There
RiverRun Virtual Theater
Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — star of The Second Mother (RR 2015 Award-Winner) — the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted. Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the every need of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity. « Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charismatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous. » – Diana Sanchez - TIFF 2019
Photographer Burk Uzzle’s singular vision and dedication led him from a small, homebuilt darkroom on his father’s porch in North Carolina into the company and guidance of the 20th Century's most important photographers. For 65 years and counting, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. From Martin Luther King to Woodstock to America's small towns and back roads, Uzzle's photographs have provided a breathtaking commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art. Grounded in documentary photography when he was hired by LIFE magazine at age 23, Uzzle's work grew into a combination of split-second impressions reflecting the human condition during his tenure at the international Magnum cooperative (founded by one of his mentors, Henri Cartier-Bresson). An electrifying fusion of music, image, and dialogue, F/11 and Be There captures the life and artistry of this most unique American photographer.
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