New Movie Releases

Special Screenings This Week

Eraserhead-film
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts

Eraserhead

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In Brief: In honor of the return of David Lynch's Twin Peaks, the Asheville Film Society will be celebrating with the writer/director's first feature, Eraserhead. The film had a difficult birth, with principal photography taking years and audience reactions icy prior to its resurrection as a midnight movie on the cult arthouse circuit. A surrealist masterpiece exploring…
THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Léon Bary, Tiny Sandford, Gino Corrado, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Nigel De Brulier

The Iron Mask

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In Brief: Douglas Fairbanks' final silent film, a follow-up to his highly successful The Three Musketeers (1921), is everything you'd expect — a fun, light-hearted adventure film with plenty of swashbuckling action and a solid performance from one of the silent cinema's biggest stars. Frequent Fairbanks collaborator Allan Dwan, a ridiculously prolific director with 125 films to his credit, knew…
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Starring: Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut, Jean Dasté, Françoise Seigner, Paul Ville, Claude Miler

The Wild Child

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In Brief:  While not generally as well known as films like The 400 Blows, François Truffaut's loose adaptation of a true story of a feral child struggling to reintegrate into eighteenth century French society after growing up in the woods bears all the hallmarks of the director's best works. Themes of challenging adolescence and the social isolation…