Young entrepreneur opening art house cinema

posted by CSWalczak on September 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

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.

Comments (2)

raysson on September 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

The first for the Winston-Salem area…..Instead of going far as Greensboro to see independent and foreign films. And its right between Downtown and nearby Wake Forest University.

MPol on September 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

Given the present real dearth of indy/art house movie theatres here in the United States at large, it’s heartening to read about the opening of a new indy/arthouse movie theatre. Hope it serves as a revival theatre also, if one gets the drift.

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