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April 25th 7:00pm
Presented by The Asheville Film Society
Of the many pointless and circuitous debates we’ve engaged in here at the Asheville Film Society over the years, one of the most intractably argued might be: “What’s the best Mel Brooks movie?” The answers typically include Blazing Saddles or The Producers, with wild cards like The Twelve Chairs thrown in the mix (High Anxiety is occasionally mentioned, but probably just to piss me off). One film that always finds its way into contention for the top spot is Young Frankenstein, one of the early progenitors of the horror/comedy hybrid that has become so popular of late. The script, co-written by Brooks and star Gene Wilder, boasts some of the best one-liners in the career of either, and while many of the gags were ad-libbed, enough was present on the page to earn the duo an Oscar nod in the adapted screenplay category (they lost to The Godfather Part II — go figure). Inspired by the classic Universal horror cycle, specifically the five (!) Frankenstein movies that preceded it, Wilder and Brooks crafted a love letter to the genre with a sardonic wit sharp enough to make Abby Normal laugh and enough atmosphere to make Hans Delbrück scream. This one holds up better than many comedies of its era, and every great comedy benefits from being seen on the big screen, with a big audience — so be sure to join us for our special screening.
Scott Douglas - Asheville Film Society
AT THE RIVER:
Profiles in Quiet Courage
May 2nd 7:00pm
Black Mountain filmmaker, Carolyn Crowder's At The River: Profiles in Quiet Courage, is an 11-part documentary profile series about the stands Presbyterian ministers took during the Civil Rights Era in the Deep South. Four of these profiles, Wallace Alston (Auburn, Alabama), Eade Anderson (Greenwood, Mississippi), Bob Walkup (Starkville, Mississippi) and Robert Miller (Tuskegee, Alabama) will be screened at The Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm.
For more information about the project visit- www.attheriverfilm.com
Tickets $10 and are available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office, or online here- Tickets
ONE HELL OF AN ANGEL
A Katie Damien Film
May 9th 7:00pm
A demon with an existential crisis and an angel with PTSD team up to save the career of a washed-up rocker.
Demon, Kyle, is a stabber on the third level of hell. He knows his business. But when he starts wondering about the nature of life and death, his superiors shut him up and send him to the "Angel in Training Program."
Angel, Mezudio, has been around a very long time-so long that he developed PTSD and goes catatonic at the sight of blood. Relegated to feeding parking meters and cleaning up dog poop, Mezudio is afraid to trying anything new, but his boss has other ideas. Mezudio is charged with training the stabber, Kyle to be a good angel and earn his wings...or at least stop stabbing everyone.
Katie Damien is an Asheville based award winning Writer, Director, Photographer, and Producer. Support local film making, get your tickets today!
Tickets $10 and are available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office, or online here- Tickets
May 23rd 7:00pm
Presented by The Asheville Film Society
This is the big one! Well, that’s not to say that the Asheville Film Society’s May schedule is anything but big, it’s just that Gojira (1954) is a little bigger than the rest. Unquestionably the most significant kaiju film ever made, and the one responsible for kicking off a cinematic world that’s still with us six decades later, Gojira is the Citizen Kane of giant monster movies. Legendary director Ishirô Honda, along with special effects creator Eiji Tsuburaya, innovated a variety of techniques that would come to define the giant monster genre, and their use of forced perspective, under cranking, and elaborate miniature work are now inseparable from the kaiju aesthetic in the minds of most moviegoers. From its weighty statements on the evils of atomic warfare to its surprisingly humanist overtones, Gojira is more than just a film starring a guy in a rubber suit, it’s also one of the most cogent political statements ever committed to celluloid. If, rather than quoting the Bhagavad-Gita, Robert Oppenheimer had instead proclaimed “Now I am become Godzilla, destroyer of worlds,” perhaps his point about the first successful nuclear bomb test would’ve carried a little more weight. Of course there’s an obvious chicken-and-egg caveat inherent to that statement, but I’m sure you take my meaning. The point is, there’s a good reason that Gojira spawned the longest running franchise in the history of cinema, and there’s an even better reason to join us at the Fine Arts Theatre to see this iconic film at the scale it deserves. Be there on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. to find out why size really does matter!
-Scott Douglas - Asheville Film Society
Tickets are $$7.50, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice
ROLLING THUNDER REVUE:
A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
June 11th. 7:00pm
One Night Only!
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
Online Sales have ended Remaining tickets are available at door, we have just a few tickets available as of 5:45pm
THE EVIL INSIDE HER
June 13th. 7:00pm
Join us Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 7PM for the premiere of the movie, The Evil Inside Her.
After the screening, participate in a Q & A session and meet & greet with film star Eric Roberts and other members of the cast and crew behind the movie.
About the Movie:
Local production company SuttleFilm produced the movie and filmed it in various locations in the Brevard, NC area and at The Asheville Studio located near downtown Asheville.
In The Evil Inside Her, a modern horror thriller, a killer (Eric Roberts as Clayton) secretly compels others to murder for him by drugging his victims, causing self-mutilation and horrible violence against those closest to them. When he chooses unsuspecting Vikki (Melissa Kunnap), she must fight her psychosis or succumb to Clayton’s murderous desires. Set in the remote mountains of Western North Carolina, Vikki’s three friends have to choose to help her or fight for their survival.
Starring Oscar & Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Runaway Train), Melissa Kunnap (Rave Party Massacre), Brian Ashton Smith, Madeline Olivia Tesh and Jeff Alexander. The film is directed by James Suttles (Shifting Gears, Alone Yet Not Alone, Red Dirt Rising), executive produced by Jennifer L. Ray and produced by Matthew Zboyovski, James Suttles, James Blankenfeld.
Watch the trailer and read more about the film here- theevilinsideher.com
Tickets $18 now / $20 day of the event and available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office, or online here- Tickets
WINGS OF LIFE
June 20th 7:00pm
The Fine Arts Theatre presents Disneynature's "Wings of Life." a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures., a documentary. This is a benefit showing for Asheville GreenWorks' Bee City USA - Asheville program.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for Children under 16. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office, or online here- Tickets
GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH
Presented by Blue Ridge Pride
Movie & Mixer Film Series
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us; faith, politics, sexual identity are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.
Watch the trailer here- Trailer
Tickets are $20, Students are $10 and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here- Online Tickets
To learn more about Blue Ridge Pride's Community Partner Fund go to Blueridgepride.org
Reel in the Closet
September 22nd 7:15pm - Reception 6:00pm (See prices below)
Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.
From Director Stu Maddux:
"I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind. I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies. But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable. We will never get that feeling back."
The film will benefit the LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC, a grassroots organization affiliated with the Blue Ridge Pride Center. Serving to enrich the lives of the older LGBT community in Western North Carolina through educational opportunities, promoting equity of services, providing access to caregivers supports, promoting intergenerational cooperation and creating social opportunities for older LGBT individuals. LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC's mission is to improve the lives of older LGBT adults in Western North Carolina by (1) connecting people to resources; and (2) promoting cultural change by raising awareness and providing education.
Meet the Director, Stu Maddux and enjoy a wine and cheese reception prior to the film. The reception is next door to the Fine Arts Theatre at Blue Spiral 1, 6:00opm.
Reception and film tickets are $40, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here-
Reception and Film Tickets
Film Only tickets are $10, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here-
Film Only Tickets
Nov 3rd 7:00pm
HamiltunesAVL is Asheville's first Hamilton musical singalong! This all-ages event will feature YOU singing and rapping to the Tony® Award winning musical, Hamilton.
Sign up to sing your favorite song as your favorite character from an aisle mic—or just raise a glass to freedom and sing from your seat! Lyrics will be projected on the screen—but it’ll test your skills to keep up with this staggering show…
Proceeds will benefit the Asheville Choral Society. Don't throw away your shot — get your $10 advance ticket now! After you purchase your ticket you'll receive details on how to sign up to sing your favorite songs. You know you want to be in the room where it happens!
Tickets are $10, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here- Online Tickets
For more information about The Asheville Coral Society and the 2016 - 2017 Schedule visit-
Asheville Choral Society
Face of Winter
November 15th. 7:00pm
Presented by Asheville Ski Club
Winter is just around the corner, and Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) is ready to kick off the season with its 69th installment ski and snowboard film, Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen. The late, great Warren Miller built his legacy capturing the essence of winter magic, and today that legacy launches the start of the ski and snowboard season every year. In the 69th feature film, celebrate the man who became known as the face of winter throughout the industry, and the places and people he influenced along the way.
This year, new and veteran athletes come together to pay tribute to the man who started it all, including Jonny Moseley, Marcus Caston, Seth Wescott, Forrest Jillson, Kaylin Richardson, Dash Longe, Anna Segal, Michael “Bird” Shaffer, and featured athletes of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, including gold medalist, Jessie Diggins. Watch as they visit some of Warren’s favorite places from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more.
“The film is for anyone whose life (whether they realize it or not) was impacted by Warren Miller,” says WME Managing Director Andy Hawk. “We are all the face of winter—from the athletes to the audience to the locals in far-off destinations or even at our home mountain. Warren recognized this, and this year’s film celebrates that.”
Watch the trailer here-
Asheville Ski club formed in 1964. ASC is a social 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization that promotes skiing in Western North Carolina and trips throughout the western United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to monthly meetings, socials and trips, the club participates in recreational ski racing with other clubs in the Southeast.
Tickets are $15, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here- Tickets
For more information about Asheville Ski Club visit-
Asheville Ski Club
Last Men Standing
When: Nov. 17th. 7:30pm
A Benefit for WNCAP
Please Join us for a special screening of LAST MEN STANDING, a film co- written, produced, filmed, and directed by former Asheville resident, and photojournalist Erin Brethauer.
“We felt like every day was wonderful and anything could happen.” Rich and distinguished stories unfold among the lives of long-term survivors who have learned how to celebrate, heal, love, and thrive after the devastation of the early AIDS crisis. In this cathartic and intimate documentary, eight men look back on their experiences and then toward the future with the strength and resiliency they have cultivated over the past 30 years.
Survivors are still affected by the trauma of not only their diagnosis but also the loss of community and way of life. Nobody knew they would grow old with AIDS. Many abandoned careers and went on long-term disability to wait out their death sentence, and now they face an uncertain economic future. As they age, and as the Castro neighborhood changes, long-term survivors are also creating new ways to connect, and to find meaning and community. This meditative documentary, the first full-length film produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, draws attention to the emotional and inspiring history of the city’s gay community in the post-AIDS era. — Thom Venegoni, Frameline40
Following the film there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Erin Brethauer.
Proceeds benefit the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP)
Tickets are $10, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here-
Synchronicity - with Special Guest Ben Lovett
July 7th. 7:00 pm
Join composer Ben Lovett for a screening of SYNCHRONICITY to benefit Asheville FM. Ben scored the film in Asheville using vintage analog synthesizers to create the film’s unmistakable retro sound. Lovett, whose original score has been praised by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Filmmaker Magazine and many others, will be on hand for an audience Q&A following the screening.
SYNCHRONICITY is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time and ruthless corporate tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to get it. When Jim uses the machine to tear open the fabric of the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future, but in order to keep the rights to his invention he must prove that it works by finding the flower's identical match in the present. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of the mysterious Abby, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that she is in league with Klaus to take ownership of his life’s work, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.
A new special edition vinyl release of Lovett’s soundtrack for the film will be on sale at the theatre all weekend. The album was first released on CD and digital by Lakeshore Records, who teamed with MONDO imprint Death Waltz Records to create the new 180 gram vinyl complete with custom artwork and liner notes from director Jacob Gentry.
“Likely to be a future classic... Ben Lovett’s sophisticated electronic score is a brooding, glacial synth masterpiece and one of the best scores of 2016.” — Mondo
“Ben Lovett’s old-school synth score evokes the retro-futurist aesthetics of fondly remembered 1970s and early ’80s sci-fi films.” – Variety
“The Ben Lovett score, which plays like a wonderfully shameless love letter to Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack, is simply fantastic.” — Nerdist
“This is without a doubt my first true love of 2016, a score that takes me back and on a journey through space and time. They don’t make scores like this anymore…” — Soundtrack Geek
“Ben Lovett’s spectacular, persistent, synthesized musical mix of percussion, piano, horns, and classical chorale swings between abstract atonality and fibrillating, unsettling sounds.” — Filmmaker Magazine
All Tickets are $5, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here-
When: July 14th. 7:00pm
Join local director Rod Murphy for the Asheville premiere of his latest feature.
El Chivo (The Goat) is what the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico's Copper Canyons call Ultra Runner Wiill Harlan ever since he won their 50 mile Ultra, a race made famous by the bestseller "Born to Run."
Watch the trailer here-
Tickets are $8 and available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office or online here-
Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
July 21st. 7:00 pm
The Asheville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a screening of “Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line”. As Asheville face the challenges of growth, development and public/private partnerships, this film offers a glimpse into the process of New York City .
With the almost simultaneous completion of two large-scale projects in New York City — the renovation of the High Line and revitalization and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts — Diller Scofidio + Renfro has galvanized the public's attention. Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city’s West Side (from Gansevoort to 30th streets) into a sophisticated 1.5 mile elevated urban park.
In this 54-minute documentary, intelligent commentary from the architects is complemented by remarkable cinematography and interviews with New York City planning commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler, offer insights into the firm’s history, previous completed projects, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces.
All Tickets are $10, and are available at the Fine Arts Boxoffice or Online Here-
Proceeds from the screening will benefit Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation to help fund projects in the Asheville community.
For more than 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA works to promote the value of the architectural profession and to advance the living standards of people through an improved built environment. AIA Asheville seeks to build affiliations with other community-based organizations and local or regional boards and commissions in order to address issues of concern for the region such as historic preservation, smart growth, sustainability, green building, affordable housing, and more.
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