Legendary actresses Ann Rutherford and Anne Jefferys at Riverside’s Fox theater

Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys honored at the Fox: Click below to watch the video.

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The 2010 Riverside International Film Festival opened with great fanfare on Friday night at Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center. The setting was a locally- historic moment for Riverside, as actresses Ann Rutherford and Anne Jefferys were on hand to receive awards.  The honors were presented by Dr. Harki Dhillon, President of RIFF, and Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge.

rutherford221.jpg Rutherford (pictured) played Careen O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind,” which had its first screening at the Fox in 1939.

Anne Jeffreys has been in the movie business since 1942, when she stared in “I Married an Angel.”

The Riverside International Film Festival features more than 90 independent films.

Click here for a complete list of the films being screened at the 2010 Riverside International Film Festival.

Click here to watch a documentary on the history of Riverside’s Fox Performing Arts Center.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

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