RiverRun and Bookmarks to present ‘Boss: The Black Experience in Business’

RiverRun and Bookmarks to present ‘Boss: The Black  Experience in Business’
August 04
13:55 2021

RiverRun is pleased to announce a collaborative event with Bookmarks, presenting a free Film With Purpose screening of ”Boss: The Black Experience in Business.”  This event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Bookmarks store on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The evening features a discussion at 7:30 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m.

The film is from Peabody and Emmy Award winner Stanley Nelson, who is also a past recipient of RiverRun’s Master of Cinema award. The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the experiences of African Americans. Nelson’s documentary shines a light on the story of resilience and resistance within the Black American business experience in the face of racial hostility and violence, economic exclusion, segregation and discrimination.  

The discussion prior to the screening will feature Tiffany Waddell Tate and Richard L. Williams. Tate is CEO and founder of Career Maven Consulting and also serves on the board of Reach Women’s Network, as well as the advisory board of the Black Philanthropy Initiative of the Winston Salem Foundation. Williams is publisher and editor in chief of Black Business Ink, chairman and publisher of HBCU Matters, and founder and convener of the State of Black N.C. Conference.

“We are certainly looking forward to this event with our good friends at Bookmarks,” said Rob Davis, RiverRun’s executive director. “This film is a wonderful piece that explores the Black American experience in the business world, and we are especially pleased that Tiffany Tate and Richard Williams will be joining us to lead our pre-screening discussion. This promises to be an insightful evening centered around a great film.”

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, visit 

The 24th RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 21–April 30, 2022.

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