Feature Film

This is Love

Goshen Theater • Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Screening followed by a Q&A with Producer Shawn Rhodes and Musicians Rudy Love & Bob Love.
Prior to the feature film screening, festival directors will be presenting John Hancock with this year’s RBFF Outstanding Achievement in Film and Friend of the Fest Award.

Directed by John Alexander
Funkumentary | 2018

Rudy Love can’t help but make music, even though it’s all been taken away. From his first contract fraudulently signed when he was 17, Love has been losing his music to the business ever since. His voice has been woven into hits from every decade since the sixties, yet he lives unknown in Wichita, Kansas. But that doesn’t concern him: all Rudy Love wants to do is sing.

His name circles among musicians like a ghost, an unseen guru who’s been influencing listeners whether they know it or not. People like Jay Z, Sly Stone, and George Clinton herald him as an unsung hero of soul. Why haven’t you heard of him? Because the music business is vicious, and Rudy only cares about Love.

Prior to the feature film screening, festival directors will be presenting John Hancock with this year’s RBFF Outstanding Achievement in Film and Friend of the Fest Award.

The film is followed by a Q&A session with Producer Shawn Rhodes, Rudy Love, and Bob Love, moderated by David Kendall on the theater stage.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mick Fleetwood

PRODUCERS
Shawn Rhodes, Mick Fleetwood, Robert Love, JC Guest, Ann Garvey, Susan Houston, Emily Bonavia

STUDIO
Rhodes Film & Video, Crook & Nanny Productions, A Film by Shawn Rhodes

AWARDS
Spirit Award
Raindance (London)
Best International Documentary
Rome Independent Film Festival

RBFF Feature | This is Love
This is Love subject Rudy Love is a guest of the 2019 festival. After the screening on Friday, don’t miss Rudy Love’s Saturday events!
  • Listening Party: A Conversation with Rudy Love
    SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2 p.m.
    Ignition Music Garage
    $12 or Pass
  • Concert: Rudy Love & The Love Family
    SATURDAY, MAY 4, 8:30 p.m.
    The Goshen Theater
    $20 Concert Pass or VIP Pass

Schedule is subject to change.

In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.