Smart Bets: Asheville Film Festival

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Remember the days when the Asheville Film Festival was the city’s premier cinematic event, capable of attracting the likes of Ken Russell and Don Mancini? Ron Cooper and A-B Tech carry on the festival’s legacy with a packed single day during which 46 films will be screened across five campus venues. Feature-length and short selections include comedies, dramas, documentaries, student films, web series and experimental films. Awards will be given out in a dozen categories. In the running are several works of local significance, including Justin Johnson’s documentary short, Abby The Spoon Lady. The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10-25. ashevillencfilmfestival.com. Photo of Abby the Spoon Lady by John Gellman

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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