The Machinery of Dreams

In this stunning and heartwarming young adult fantasy film made in nearby Charlottesville, VA, 8 year-old Lily goes to stay with her aunt and grandmother after her mother is hospitalized following an accident. After Lily's aging grandmother tells her a fairy tale to help pass the time, it becomes clear that the story is not fiction at all. Lily ventures into the heart of the fairy tale in search of a talisman that promises to save her mother. 7:30PM GATES OPEN – FILM BEGINS AT DARK / FREE. Screening sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics, RiverRun Family Nights at Bailey Park sponsored by Mast General Store

  • Eric Hurt
  • USA
  • 94 minutes
  • FM - Family Friendly
  • Screening sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics

    RiverRun Family Nights at Bailey Park sponsored by Mast General Store

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About RiverRun International Film Festival

Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.