Screen scene: Local film news

TOURIST SEASON: A still from the teaser video for Dead Brew, an Asheville-set zombie film. Local filmmaker and photographer David Huff seeks to raise $25,000 for the production by Nov. 18 through a Kickstarter campaign.
TOURIST SEASON: A still from the teaser video for Dead Brew, an Asheville-set zombie film. Local filmmaker and photographer David Huff seeks to raise $25,000 for the production by Nov. 18 through a Kickstarter campaign. Photo courtesy of Suttle Film

The Fine Arts Theatre hosts a screening of Here, There and Everywhere on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. The 67th feature film from ski-film pioneer Warren Miller Entertainment includes a freeski adventure in Crested Butte, Colo., a tour of Eastern Greenland by dog sled, a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express, explorations of the back country of Western Montana’s Glacier Country, a powder day with the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia and more. The documentary also features on-screen interviews with Miller himself. The event is presented by Asheville Ski Club. Tickets are $12 and available online or at the Fine Arts box office. avl.mx/34e

• The Groovy Movie Club will screen Captain Fantastic on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Buffy Queen’s home in Dellwood, in Haywood County. The afternoon begins with a potluck lunch at 1:15 p.m., and the film — about a father (Viggo Mortensen) raising his children off the grid in the Pacific Northwest — starts at 2 p.m. The GMC meets monthly “to screen excellent films, with a message,” followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public. Contact johnbuckleyx@gmail.com or call 454-5949 or 926-2508 to RSVP and for directions or more information.

• The Israeli Film Series, a collaboration between Grail Moviehouse and the Asheville Jewish Community Center, continues Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Grail with Wedding Doll. Nitzan Giladi’s narrative drama revolves around Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency who works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her single mother, Sarah. When a relationship develops between Hagit and the son of the factory owner, she hides it from her mother and faces further complications upon learning of her employer’s pending closure. Tickets are $7 and available online or at the Grail box office. avl.mx/34f

The Kickstarter campaign for local filmmaker and photographer David Huff’s feature film Dead Brew is active through Friday, Nov. 18. The movie centers on a powerful hurricane hitting Asheville, after which gallons of contaminated coal ash spill into the city’s water supply and turn its citizens into flesh-eating zombies on the eve of the annual Zombie Walk. As the greedy local government covers up the spill, hardworking barista Piper, her weather-loving brother Fitz and homeless Iraq war veteran Jerry join forces to save the day.

Huff is seeking to raise $25,000 to help pay the film’s screenwriter, Bryan Kish, hire a producer to do a breakdown and create a budget, put together a development package for investors and begin production. Backer rewards range from a shoutout on the film’s website and a limited-edition bottle opener to behind-the-scenes access during filming and a VIP party with the cast and crew. avl.mx/34g

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin is a freelance writer and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). He also contributes to the Asheville Citizen-Times.

One thought on “Screen scene: Local film news

  1. Big Al

    re: Dead Brew:

    1) How does a “powerful hurricane” (a mostly nautical event) strike Asheville, which is a four-hour drive from the nearest coast?

    2) How does “contaminated coal ash…turn its citizens into flesh-eating zombies”. Mercury poisoning, yes, but zombies?

    3) Which “greedy local government covers up the spill”? The greedy Liberal-Democrat city council, or the greedy Liberal-Democrat majority county board of commissioners?

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