The Oakley/South Asheville Library hosts Anime and Art Afternoon, Maryedith Burrell leads a screenwriting workshop at NYS3 and Mechanical Eye Microcinema exceeds its Kickstarter goal.
In Theaters. Well, we were down for one art/indie title this week, but it got pushed back to Aprill 22, leaving us with three mainstream titles. One of these is in the Next Big Thing category. The others are…less anticipated — possibly not anticipated at all. I freely confess to being unable to work up […]
The Fine Arts Theatre hosts a Works in Progress screening, the Asheville Jewish Film Festival announces the titles for its spring film series and Transplanting gets its UK debut.
In Theaters. Despite the not insignificant tumble Batman v Superman took in its second week, the mainstream fare remains on the lackluster side this week with only two new titles in that column, neither of which are particularly high-end. On the other hand, the art side of things is looking pretty good with no less […]
UNCA screens a Marsha P. Johnson documentary, the Weaverville Library show the pollinator film “Wings of Life” and extras are needed for Martin McDonagh’s new film in Sylva.
In Theaters. Forget that it was 30 degrees this morning. Never mind what that silly calendar says. (And leave the Groundhog out of this altogether.) According to The Powers That Be in Hollywood, Friday, March 25 is when summer officially begins — at least at the movies, and it seems happen earlier every year. If […]
Mechanical Eye launches a Kickstarter campaign, Ten Thousand Villages and the Fine Arts Theatre co-host an Earth Day screening and the West Asheville Library screens “Muppets from Space.”
In Theaters. This week we get one theoretically “big picture,” one specialty mainstream movie and three art titles, one of which seems to be already written off judging by its limited showtimes. However you look at it, that means five new movies hit town this week. Actually, the way last week shook out in terms […]
North Asheville Library hosts David Bowie film series, registration nears for the 48 Hour Film Project and a Brevard-based filmmaker wins an Emmy.
In Theaters. You know things are looking grim when the most promising mainstream release of the week is the third film in an animated series. OK, we do get the Oscar nominated short films, so that’s something, but we are clearly still in the winter of our discontent — again. Next week promises to be […]
In Theaters. Well, last week proved rather dreary and it’s not at all certain that this week is going to be all that much of an improvement. There are three mainstream titles — one of which is expected to finally dethrone Deadpool — and no art titles (but that’s another story that I’ll explain below). […]
Asheville Brewing celebrates The Silence of the Lambs’ 25th anniversary, the Fly Fishing Film Tour stops at Highland Brewing and Kanuga readies for the Dirty Dancing remake.
In Theaters. Here we have one of those weeks used to more or less just keep things going by plugging in some kind of product to keep us vaguely interested until the Next Big Thing when Batman and Superman punch the crap out of each other on March 25. As a result this week we […]
UNCA hosts the F (feminist)-Word Film Festival, Mechanical Eye presents expanded cinema performances and sign-ups open for Toy Boat’s Ten Minute Movies.
The Magnetic Theatre hosts a festival of local comedy short films, filmmaker O.K. Keyes presents an installation and workshop at Pack Library and Asheville School of Film holds its spring Open House and Filmmaker Mixer.
In Theaters. OK, so last week wasn’t pretty and this week has its issues — can it really be time for another goopy Nicholas Sparks adaptation? — but it does afford us one quality movie for the adults among us and a new Coen Brothers film. This is clearly a step up from January with […]
In Theaters. It’s a two-fer kind of week in that we get two mainstream titles and two art titles, though one of those art titles is being foolishly (I think) treated as mainstream. (I could be wrong.) Neither of the mainstream titles excite me — your mileage may vary — but at least one of […]
Asheville School of Film screens student films and offers new courses, North Asheville Library starts a Raymond Chandler series and a native Ashevillean starts a production studio.
Two documentaries on extreme runners and the Tarahumara Indians, plus a benefit screening for Homeward Bound of WNC.
In Theaters. This week’s Next Big Thing would seem to be wisecracking, R-rated superhero I freely admit to never having heard of prior to this movie. But there’s also the new Michael Moore documentary, a sequel I’m not sure anyone asked for, and something I’m pretty sure nobody asked for. While the Coen Brothers’ latest […]
The 2015 movie year was a rich and somewhat strange one. It was rich in that there were a lot of good — even great or near-great — films, but it was strange in that its peaks didn’t soar. Apart from Clouds of Sils Maria (and even it haunted me more than it did anything […]