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

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

Five Must See And Free Documentaries on Western North Carolina

Moog | A Documentary Film by Hans Fjellestad Moog, the film, takes us inside the mind of this legendary figure as he shares his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity and spirituality. To this day Moog continues to shape musical culture with some of the most inspiring instruments ever created. The Day Carl Sandburg Died  Produced … Continue reading Five Must See And Free Documentaries on Western North Carolina

The Story of a Lost Leg: Finders Keepers Opens at Asheville Fine Arts Theater With John Wood and Co-Producer Tim Grant

A hit at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, FINDERS KEEPERS tells a story so wild, so bizarre, so utterly unique that if it were fiction, no one would believe it could happen. But it did. “Finders Keepers,” directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, begins with a North Carolina man, Shannon Whisnant, buying a meat smoker … Continue reading The Story of a Lost Leg: Finders Keepers Opens at Asheville Fine Arts Theater With John Wood and Co-Producer Tim Grant

Re-imaging Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School

"First In Forestry - Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School" - the new documentary film from the Forest History Society - tells the story of how a German forester and his small forestry school in western North Carolina helped launch the American conservation movement in the early 20th century. For screenings visit http://www.firstinforestry.org/ Based on … Continue reading Re-imaging Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School

Firestorm Cafe Hosting Visiting Filmmaker Paul Hinson, Screening Three of His Short Films About Place

Three short films about place with visiting filmmaker Paul Hinson In Person Currently based in Philadelphia, Paul left his rural hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia to look for work in the city. These films are about coming into the city and back out of it. They are quiet and fleeting, tuned … Continue reading Firestorm Cafe Hosting Visiting Filmmaker Paul Hinson, Screening Three of His Short Films About Place

Jason Segel Gets Serious in "The End of the Tour" at Asheville's Fine Arts Theather Through August 20

END OF THE TOUR follows author David Foster Wallace (Segel), author of Infinite Jest who committed suicide in 2008, on a book tour at the start of his fame. Wallace is accompanied on the tour by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Eisenberg). Along the way, jealousy and competition emerge between the two writers as they … Continue reading Jason Segel Gets Serious in "The End of the Tour" at Asheville's Fine Arts Theather Through August 20

Jason Segel Gets Serious in "The End of the Tour" at Asheville's Fine Arts Theather Through August 20

END OF THE TOUR follows author David Foster Wallace (Segel), author of Infinite Jest who committed suicide in 2008, on a book tour at the start of his fame. Wallace is accompanied on the tour by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Eisenberg). Along the way, jealousy and competition emerge between the two writers as they … Continue reading Jason Segel Gets Serious in "The End of the Tour" at Asheville's Fine Arts Theather Through August 20

How to Draw a Bunny Film Screening at Black Mountain College Museum

Thursday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. John Walter and Andrew Moore's award-winning documentary tells the story of collage artist Ray Johnson, whose death was cloaked in mystery and whose life and art remain enigmatic. The cartoon rabbit that was artist Johnson's signature serves as the inspiration for the title of this documentary that examines the work, life … Continue reading How to Draw a Bunny Film Screening at Black Mountain College Museum

Touring Adventure Film Festival 5Point in Asheville August 14 & 15

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Friday Aug 14 4 – 7PM KICKOFF PARTY Gather at the lot next to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium to kick-off the weekend! Live Music by Pleasure Chest, Sierra Nevada Beer and The Bom Bus Food Truck Lot next to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Food and drink for purchase FREE ENTRY 7 – 10PM FILM … Continue reading Touring Adventure Film Festival 5Point in Asheville August 14 & 15