The Triad’s very own 10-day film festival kicks off with an opening gala this Friday, drawing filmmakers, actors and loads of viewers to Winston-Salem. The good folks here at Triad City Beat had the opportunity to preview 22 of the most interesting flicks showing at this year’s festival, and several seriously impressed us. Here are our takes on almost two dozen of the films showing at RiverRun this year — remember, there are many more we didn’t have time to watch.

Deep Run

The Anthropologist




Driving While Black

The Fits

Five Nights In Maine


He Hated Pigeons

A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers

Lace Crater

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Nathan East: For the Record

Off the Rails

The Polar Bear Club

Speed Sisters

Sunset Song


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