RiverRun – The Providers

(Yadkinville, NC) – RiverRun International Film Festival and Indie Lens Pop-Up partner with the Willingham Theater to round out their three part FREE film screening series with The Providers; a film which follows today’s “country doctors” as they fight addiction and life-threatening illness in a world far from bucolic small-town America. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. on March 21 at the Willingham Theater inside the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center located at 226 East Main Street in Yadkinville.

Concessions will be available for purchase in the Welborn Gallery and the screening is FREE

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

Presented by the Yadkin Arts Council and RiverRun International Film Festival

When: March 21, 7pm

Where: The Willingham Theater, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville

 Tickets: Admission is FREE and seating is general admission. For more information, check us out at yadkinarts.org, email info@yadkinarts.org, or call 336.679.2941.

Additional information: YadkinArts.org

About the Willingham Theater

The Willingham Theater hosted its first performance in December 2012, just two short years after the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened its doors to the citizens of Yadkin County. While many might dismiss the power of a small city theater, we like to prove that we can indeed bring the big city excitement and experience to our small town. Our state-of-the-art theater seats 193 patrons and showcases a variety of engaging performances ranging from music, dance, drama, comedy, and even film. In addition to ample seating, the Willingham Theater has a remarkable state-of-the-art-technology. The Willingham Theater is owned and operated by the Yadkin Arts Council.

About the Yadkin Arts Council

The Yadkin Arts Council and Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County through a broad variety of arts programs that touch, inspire and involve creative spirits of all ages and all backgrounds. Arts open minds, frees imagination and helps people see the world from different perspectives.

The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. In September, 2010, the council opened the new Yadkin Cultural Center, providing a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios. The Yadkin Arts Council website at yadkinarts.org provides up-to-date information about existing and upcoming exhibits, events and programs and offers forms and rules for artists wishing to submit artwork for future exhibits and juried shows.

About RiverRun

Founded in 1998, the RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Year-round programs include the Indie Lens Pop-Up Documentary Series, RiverRun Retro and Films With Class educational programs. Each spring, RiverRun’s Festival screens new narrative, documentary, short, student and animated films, offering both audience and jury prizes in competition categories.  The 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 4-14 with screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Find information on our Pop-Up events happening near you: pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up 

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