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The seventh annual OUT at the Movies International Film Festival will proceed according to plan, opening Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 4, coinciding – as previous festivals also have with LGBTQ History Month.

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Winston-Salem, NC (September 21, 2020) --  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has announced the winners in the mask designing contest launched earlier this month in celebration of its 71st birthday.  A virtual birthday party featured entertainment by local artists and art…

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An adynaton is a figure of speech that describes something that is entirely impossible — for example “when pigs fly” or “raining cats and dogs.” That makes Adynaton Productions an interesting choice of a name for a start-up film company run by people who believe everything is absolutely possible.

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He made films before, he made films since, and he even made films during, but Inside Saturn’s Rings could be described as Greensboro-based filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren’s magnum opus, a dazzling chronicle of the Cassini-Huygens research mission, which marked the most extensive research of the…

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Greensboro’s own Ty Gibson has gained a massive following as a comedian on an app that’s rocking the boat of the Trump administration— even more than the “parade” held on Lake Travis in Texas this past weekend.   

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OK, with a title like Uncle Peckerhead, it’s fairly obvious that this is not a film that will win any Academy Awards. And, once you learn what it’s about, it’s not so much obvious as certain.

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Welcome to our favorite issue of the year, The Triad’s Best! As many of you may know, this is our biggest issue all year, and something we spend several months working on. This year, exactly 166,410 votes were cast by nearly 30,000 people—setting a new record for participation! People from a…

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Having enjoyed tremendous success this summer, the collaboration between the RiverRun International Film Festival and Marketplace Cinemas Drive-In screenings continues this month with a pair of popular screen favorites on tap, both of which have direct ties to the festival.

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AUGUST 27, 2020) – The RiverRun International Film Festival will screen two films in upcoming weeks at the Marketplace Drive-In as part of its RiverRun Retro programming.  On Friday, September 4, the 1987 classic Spaceballs will be screened.  The following Thursday, Septem…

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Albemarle-based musician and comedian Stuart Baker is suffering national backlash after calling Dolly Parton a “bimbo” and “slut” and accusing her of “surrendering her race and culture” in response to Parton’s support of Black Lives Matter. Baker is best-known nationally for voicing Early Cu…

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A/perture cinema, Winston-Salem’s premier independent art-house theater, brings a much-loved bit of nostalgic summer fun back to the big screen with its special drive-in screening of the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future this Friday. In case of rain, the film will be screened Saturday.

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It’s not exactly business as usual – these days, what is? The RiverRun International Film Festival is doing its utmost to bring people entertainment during these trying times, including the RiverRun “Virtual Theater” and, more recently, “RiverRun at Marketplace,” in which the Late Night Shor…

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The OUT at the Movies outdoor screening of the award-winning, blockbuster 1996 comedy The Birdcage, originally scheduled for July 18, has been rescheduled for Aug. 29 in accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision that North Carolina will remain in Phase 2 until at least Aug.  7, due to conce…

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Winston-Salem, NC (July 16, 2020) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact on our community, Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) has decided to cancel the 2020 Outdoor Movie Series. 

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Recently, I received the sad news that my friend, film historian and filmmaker Ted Newsom, passed away in California at the age of 67. His credits included the affectionate 1994  Edward D. Wood Jr. documentary Look Back in Angora (a film admired by editor Katie Murawski, no less!), co-writer…

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In case you hadn’t heard, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in theaters are suddenly all the rage again. It’s a way of maintaining social distance but also enjoying movies as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen.

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Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche are two of the great beauties of the screen, but beyond that both are first-rate actresses, and watching them spar onscreen is an undiluted delight.