RiverRun Retro Welcomes Gordon Gebert for Screenings of “Holiday Affair”
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (NOVEMBER 1, 2018) —RiverRun Retro welcomes special guest actor Gordon Gebert for screenings in Winston-Salem and Yadkinville of the beloved yuletide classic “Holiday Affair.” The program and screening will take place on Sat., Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at a/perture cinema located at 311 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem and on Sun., Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center located 226 East Main Street in Yadkinville.
“Holiday Affair” features Janet Leigh as a post-war widow raising her small son, played by Gebert, while dealing with two suitors, played by Robert Mitchum and Wendell Corey, during the Christmas season in New York. Gebert will participate in an on-stage interview prior to the screenings discussing his career and the making of “Holiday Affair.”
Gebert was a child star who effectively transitioned in his roles as he became a teenager. He was still working on projects like “The Donna Reed Show” when he completed high school, left show business, and studied to become an architect. Today, he is Dean of The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City University of New York.
Tickets for the Winston-Salem screening are $12.50 at the door or online at aperturecinema.com/portfolio_page/holiday-affair-nov-17. A reception will follow the Winston-Salem screening to give audience members a chance to talk with Gebert and his wife, who is a professor at Vassar College.
“Holiday Affair” marks the first time that RiverRun has screened a film at the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville. “RiverRun is delighted to bring one of our Retro programs to the beautiful Willingham Theater in Yadkinville,” stated Rob Davis, RiverRun’s Executive Director. “We know from our audience surveys we have many patrons from the area and we’re delighted to offer one of our year-round programs there with the Yadkin Cultural Arts Council.”
Tickets for the Yadkinville screening are $10 and are available online at yadkinarts.org, by phone at 336-679-2941, in person at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or at the door day of show. Free parking is available for the Yadkinville screening in either the county lot behind the Cultural Arts Center on Elm Street or limited street parking is available on Main Street.
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.
SPONSORS: The sponsors of the RiverRun International Film Festival help sustain the organization’s mission to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers. The 2018 sponsors include: Title Sponsors – Reynolds American, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and UNCSA; Presenting Sponsors – City of Winston-Salem, The Millennium Fund, Wake Forest University, Wells Fargo, Elephant in the Room and MullenLowe; Marquee Sponsors – Nelson Mullins, Forsyth County, Parkway Lincoln, PNC Bank, Salem Smiles Orthodontics, Visit Winston-Salem and Kilpatrick Townsend.
RiverRun Retro is sponsored by Nelson Mullins with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hospitality sponsors for RiverRun Retro include the Marriott Fairfield Inn Downtown Winston-Salem, Hoots Beer, McRitchie Winery and Mooney’s Mediterranean Café.