The upcoming Asheville Film Festival will include Intervention, Simple Things, and Southern Gothic, the city of Asheville has announced. All three movies have local or regional connections.
Intervention features local actress Andie MacDowell and 2006 Film Festival Career Achievement Award Winner Jennifer Tilly, Southern Gothic is from Charlotte-based filmmaker Mark Young and Simple Things is set in Western North Carolina and was filmed in the surrounding area.
Mary McGuckian’s Intervention offers a fly-on-the-wall, bittersweet glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors at a New Mexico rehab clinic when an eclectic group of people from all walks of life find themselves under one roof for 28 days with one thing in common.
Andrew Erin’s Simple Things tells the story of a Chicago doctor who, after the death of his wife, leaves to set up a clinic in the North Carolina mountains.
Southern Gothic, a drama/horror film, chronicles one man’s struggle to save a small girl from a ruthless band of undead killers.
Many more films will be announced during the coming weeks. The film festival has received a record number of submissions, including many local films and a wider range of international movies than ever before.
More information about these movies, as well as ongoing news updates, filmmaker profiles and discussion forums, can be found at the Asheville Film Festival Web site
— David Forbes, staff writer