Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron has grossed enough money to buy several small countries, the studios are still on the reticent side about going up against it, so there’s only one mainstream release this week — one not aimed at anything remotely like the same audience.
A documentary on the Tarahumara tribe, registration for the 48 Hour Film Project, results of the 8th annual Music Video Asheville and more.
• A screening of Sweet Dreams at the Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. benefits Asheville-based cross-cultural partnership Africa Healing Exchange. The documentary is about Kiki Katese, the pioneering Rwandan theater director who started Ingoma Nshya, the nation’s first and only women’s drumming troupe. Treats will be provided by The Hop […]
As promised, here is the place I will comment on the Oscars as they happen. Feel free to chime in throughout the evening…or not. UPDATED: Well, I said I wasn’t going to do a post-mortem on the Oscars, and I’m really not all that interested in doing one. OK, in my perfect world, […]
There is a sense that 2014 wasn’t a very good year for movies. It’s an idea that I just plain don’t get. I think it was a splendid year for movies — so much so that I find myself unable to be content with a Top 10 list, and have instead gone with a Top 20. This […]
The World Made Straight arrives on Netflix, Wedge begins its outdoor movie screenings and a Weaverville resident’s film heads to Cannes.
Lisi Russell — widow of British filmmaker Ken Russell (Tommy, Altered States) — will be in Asheville next week to introduce a special Asheville Film Society screening of her husband’s film Mahler on Wed., April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Carolina Asheville.
• Downtown Winston-Salem plays home to the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 26. Founded in Brevard in 1998 by actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket; Men in Black) and his father Gene, the festival name was inspired by the French Broad River. RiverRun then moved east in 2003 […]
It’s a particularly rich week on the art side — including my vote for first great film of 2015.
This week: The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the first trailer for Asheville-shot Masterminds and a new video from the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This is a slack week for one reason: No one is dumb enough to go up against the latest entry in Fast and Furious series.
Film news from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Asheville Art Museum and Gorilla with a Mustache Films, and the premiere of Buskin’ Blues.
In Theaters. Now that Insurgent defied its critics, The Gunman tanked, and Do You Believe? underwhelmed, we’re looking at a week of diminished expectations — at least so far as mainstream releases are concerned. Art titles — one of them anyway — may be another matter. What we have here is a kind of holding […]
In Theaters. Four new movies come wafting into town this week. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing mostly remains to be seen. While two of the titles qualify as art/indie, I’ve only seen one of them — and I recommend it. I shall explain. Under normal circumstances, just about anything from […]
• The inaugural Montreat Film Festival is accepting submissions from local filmmakers through Monday, April 6. Entries must be shorter than eight minutes in length and reflect this year’s theme of hope. According to Montreat College’s website, the festival’s goal is “to highlight stories that honestly express and explore the human condition through the power of […]
In Theaters. This was to be a somewhat more interesting week than it turned out to be (I shall explain). As it finally shakes out we have two mainstream titles, two art titles and one…well, specialty title. You see, we were also supposed to get another art title — or maybe art/specialty title would be […]
We only get three movies this week. One of them is seemingly much anticipated. One is more likely to be shunned. And the third…goodness knows what you’ll make of it.
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In Theaters. We get four new movies this week. Two of these are of the art title variety — one is pretty terrific and the other is completely terrific. Both are of the “not for everbody” school. On the other hand, there are two mainstream movies. Both of these may well be of the “not […]
I suppose I should feel like I have more of a shouting interest this year’s Oscars. After all, my no. one and no. two films of the year — The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman — are up for Best Picture. And, yes, I will be over the moon if Grand Budapest wins (improbable as […]