Three sold out screenings and a wonderful response from the audience made the world premiere of The Day Carl Sandburg Died at the RiverRun International Film Festival a fantastic experience. The festival was extremely well organized by the festival staff and volunteers. The venues at A/perture and the N.C. School of the Arts were excellent.
It was especially rewarding to have Penelope Niven, Sandburg's biographer and vital contributor to our film, attend the festival and participate in the Q&A after the screenings. Most exciting was the numerous comments about how relevant the film was in today's social and political environment.
[Director Paul Bonesteel and Author/Biographer Penelope Niven on the red carpet before the Saturday screening]
People told me over and over again how much they feel this film needs to be seen. Thank you Riverrun for an amazing world premiere."A delightful and uplifting amalgam of archival footage, commentary, spoken word performance and songbook selections, the film is a worthy edifice to a monumental American." -Christopher Holmes, Riverrun International Film Festival
The Day Carl Sandburg Died