Tryon International Film Festival preview @ Lanier Library

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Lanier Library will offer a free online program previewing the 2020 Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF), Tuesday, September 15 at noon on Zoom. This presentation will feature festival founders and producers Beau Menetre and Kirk Gollwitzer. TRIFF will present its sixth season, October 9, 10 and 11.

“We’ve all heard of Cannes and Sundance; it’s pretty impressive to discover that Tryon, as a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, is host to a film festival that also attracts film makers and film buffs from all over the world,” says Jenny Purtill, Lanier Library executive director. “We’re thrilled to offer this program with Beau and Kirk to understand what goes into making a film festival of this caliber, why Tryon is a great environment for such, and how it sets itself apart from other film festivals from around the world.”

Menetre and Gollwitzer will also talk about their recent trip to Gstaad, Switzerland promoting the festival while forging a Sister City relationship.

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While the bulk of the 60 films will be presented online, Gollwitzer tells us “the town will still be alive with activity including an outdoor gala, Saturday evening premier, music, food and fun.”

For everything you need to know about the history of TRIFF and what to expect this year, make your reservation to join us on Zoom, Tuesday, September 15 at noon by going to and click on Upcoming Events.


Submitted by Clare O’Sheel