Young entrepreneur opening art house cinema
WINSTON SALEM, NC — A new twin-screen art house is under construction in Winston-Salem, NC thanks to the passion of Lawren Desai and her business partners. To be called the a/perture, the intent is to create a venue for non-mainstream films, film festivals, and films that played in downtown Winston-Salem in days gone by.
She adds that sharing office space with RiverRun also may enable her theater to play some of its bigger hits, as well as some of the films that didn’t quite make the cut for the annual film festival.
But most importantly, Desai wants a/perture to become a home for local filmmakers, including students and graduates of UNC School of the Arts.
“There are a lot of people from the community that are making films,” Desai says. “I think there’s just a lot of potential for different kinds of films that are not coming here now.”
Read more in the News & Record.