Serena, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was filmed in the Czech Republic. Similarly, Civil War drama Cold Mountain, from the book by local author Charles Frazier, was filmed mostly in Romania. The World Made Straight, however, was a North Carolina production through and through, down to — and because of — its directors.
Local production company Down Poor Pictures is premiering its first independent feature film, Ringside Rosary, at the Fine Arts Theatre on Aug. 15. Filmed mostly in Asheville, with a local cast and crew, the drama tells the story of a boxer trying to shed his criminal past.
The short film/music video by Ben Lovett premiered last week in a special event at Isis. This week, Lovett released the film on vimeo.
Local filmmaking company Blind Lyle Films shoots a scene from upcoming short film Cleaning House outside the Miles Building on Wall Street this morning.
The acclaimed filmmaker missed her flight back to Los Angeles — and couldn’t be happier. She is in the process of relocating her multiple projects to Western North Carolina where she will work with local talent.
Did anybody catch City Island during its earlier—and very brief—run locally? Xpress movie critic Justin Souther did, but he seems to be one of the few who did. So when it turned out that the film was being given a second chance at big-screen life in Asheville—starting this Friday at Carolina Asheville—Souther spoke with the film’s star, Andy Garcia, about this unusual turn of events, about the film itself and the state of independent movie production today.
What happens when seven guys, including four who comprise a band called Rat Jackson, hit 27 breweries and play five gigs during a two-week road trip from North Carolina’s mountains to its coast? Watch the movie Beer Y’all and find out.
Asheville-based production company See No Evil films wins a Latin Grammy.
Here’s your chance to see Anywhere USA, the Asheville film that won an award at the Sundance Film Festival at the start of the year, and help send its director of the London Film Festival.