Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Receive Praise

Explosively written and directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (his first two films were In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths), the film is a launching pad for the combustible force of nature that is McDormand. She batters and cusses her way through the role, digging into McDonagh’s ripe, raunchy language like the verbal feast it is. By Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Shot on location in Sylva, North Carolina Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Receive Praise

"Brooklyn", The Story of a Young Irish Immigrant, Showing at Fine Arts Theater

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, … Continue reading "Brooklyn", The Story of a Young Irish Immigrant, Showing at Fine Arts Theater

"Brooklyn", The Story of a Young Irish Immigrant, Showing at Fine Arts Theater

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, … Continue reading "Brooklyn", The Story of a Young Irish Immigrant, Showing at Fine Arts Theater

Spotlight, the Film About the Catholic Church's Abuse Coverup Showing at Fine Arts Theater, Asheville

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and … Continue reading Spotlight, the Film About the Catholic Church's Abuse Coverup Showing at Fine Arts Theater, Asheville

Laurie Anderson's Film 'Heart of a Dog' Opening at Asheville's Fine Arts Theater, Nov. 13

Renowned mul­ti-­dis­ci­pli­nary artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog, and such diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings. Heart of a Dog is an American drama film directed by Laurie Anderson. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival after premiering at Telluride … Continue reading Laurie Anderson's Film 'Heart of a Dog' Opening at Asheville's Fine Arts Theater, Nov. 13

Hacking The Future: Four Essential Documentaries on How the Internet Destroys Freedom and Privacy

The internet is the Pandora’s Box of privacy and freedom. On one hand, it has transformed society, allowing for unprecedented access to information, entertainment, communication and social networking. Our lives today are as much online as real. Our transfixed glaze into the screens of smart phones, tablets and computers is reflective of a full engagement in what the internet offers. Like a magical crystal ball, … Continue reading Hacking The Future: Four Essential Documentaries on How the Internet Destroys Freedom and Privacy

Could Asheville Handle Gaspar Noe's LOVE 3D?

Asheville views itself as a liberal, open-minded community. But can it handle the sexually explicit, boundary-pushing story of lust, desire and emotional destruction of Gaspar Noé’s “Love 3D?” Odds are the film won’t show here anytime soon, but its visually shocking 3D sex has created an international buzz that promises to stimulate discussions amongst Asheville film buffs. What are the boundaries between film and porn? … Continue reading Could Asheville Handle Gaspar Noe's LOVE 3D?

Plant Pure Nation, From the Producers of Forks Over Knives, Screening in Asheville Nov. 5

Plant Pure Nation presents the clear connection between a planted-based diet and health. Plant Pure Nation screening Asheville, NC: Regal Biltmore Grand 15 Thu November 5, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Post Film Q & A with Nelson Campbell The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all … Continue reading Plant Pure Nation, From the Producers of Forks Over Knives, Screening in Asheville Nov. 5