The new Sparklehorse documentary screens in Sylva, film historian Frank Thompson delves into the works of John Ford and the 2016 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project winners are announced.
By Marion Thullbery
I grew up with Ken Hanke. He was my best friend in elementary school, and we remained good friends all through high school and into our college and young adult years. During that time, we watched movies — all kinds of movies.
The Grail hosts a night of Indiana Jones fandom, the Fine Arts holds a benefit screening for Asheville Parks and Greenways and BMCM+AC honors M.C. Richards.
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse screens locally at The Good Stuff on Thursday, July 21and at the Jackson County Library on Thursday, July 28.
In 2002, I was 19 and had just gotten a slightly-above-minimum-wage job at “The Carmike.” After my first shift, a Saturday during the opening weekend of the latest Star Wars epic, I went home and considered never going back. I felt uncomfortable there with all those strangers, and the pay was awful. But I knew […]
One less Crank[e] amongst us: On the passing of Ken Hanke, by Jeff Fobes Out-riffing us all: Remembering Ken Hanke, by Marc McCloud
The Fine Arts Theatre hosts a benefit screening of “Synchronicity,” Asheville Parks & Rec show “Back to the Future” at Pack Square Park and Asheville School of Film announce new courses.
By Marc McCloud — It was hard to argue your point against him. I tried. Multiple times. But he was smarter, wittier and much more knowledgeable about film than I was.
The inimitable Ken Hanke died yesterday evening. He had been ailing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for some years and was feeling ill in the last few days. Ken informed, entertained, challenged, irritated and enthralled readers for years with his movie reviews, thousands of them. He was also an inspiring force behind the Asheville Film […]
In theaters. It’s the July 4th weekend, which I guess means people are expected to go to the movies. I don’t know. I can’t keep track of these things anymore. So maybe. Actually, there are only two mainstream movies locked in a death match (the third is on a wholly different level). So that means […]
The Fine Arts Theatre screens a recent Sundance Film Festival winner, The Grail shows a short doc on Christopher Mello’s creative West Asheville garden and the North Asheville Library’s July series spotlights the advent of technicolor.
Asheville-based organizations Tranzmission, QORDS and COLAGE, in association with the Asheville Jewish Community Center, have collaborated to present the 15th annual local commemoration of Stonewall. All events are open to the public.
In theaters. You can’t claim a lack of choices this week. Quality, of course, is another matter. In any case, there are four movies hitting town that qualify — more or less — as mainstream. (One of them might be better viewed as being in the art realm.) Add to that, three art/indie titles and […]
A wealth of special screenings feature Julian Price, Carl Schenck, Roger Howell, the WE DO Campaign and queer performance art.
In Theaters. This week we arrive at one of those eagerly-awaited (by many) movies (read: it’s the new Next Big Thing), another movie that I assume has some kind of audience, and an art title that has Asheville written all over it. It is this last that I have seen (twice) and have the most […]
Sanctuary Brewing hosts the NC premiere of a food documentary, Asheville School of Film students share their work at The Grail and Hi-Wire’s Summer of Bill Murray continues with What About Bob?
In Theaters. So last week was grim in mainstream land. This week we’re looking at two sequels and one movie adapted from a videogame. On the other hand, we do get one terrific art title and one very good one. So all is not lost. In fact, quite the opposite — at least on one […]
Just like last year, I’m setting this up so I can comment throughout the evening on the trainwreck (in my book) that is the year’s Oscars. Feel free to comment throughout, but remember, if you’re going to swear, let me know so I can clear your post. Is anyone here really involved in this year’s […]
I should probably try to do this weekly, because I’m logging in too many titles over the space of two weeks to deal with all of them. At the same time, the problem of diminishing choices seems likely to set in fairly quickly. That appears to be the single greatest problem with Netflix. I also feel […]
In Theaters. This week we get two new mainstream movies (big budget variety), four art titles and the “offcial” opening (with two of the art titles) of the Grail Moviehouse. It can fairly be called a week of some note in the local movie world. And one with its share of choices. Of course, the […]
In Theaters. Last week boasted such titles as Love & Friendship, High-Rise and A Bigger Splash. So far as I know all of these are still playing this week. (Update: A Bigger Splash is being dropped on Friday.) This is something you will do well to remember as we move forward. Oh, there’s one worthy art title, […]