Madison County fiddler Roger Howell is the subject of “A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch,” a new documentary film that debuts Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival in Mars Hill.
Twice a month, the Asheville Popcorn Movie Group gathers at a local theater to watch a new release and then discuss the film over a meal at a nearby restaurant. The Meetup.com group began in May 2009 as a way to have fun, discuss movies and meet new people.
While past Barnaroos have unintentionally focused on rock and blues acts, this year includes groups like Les Amis, Danielle Howle and Bare The Traveler. The sixth annual festival is held at Frannie’s Farm Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27.
This week’s round up includes an update on the Grail Moviehouse, the “Jeepers Creepers Theater” series in October, and a screening of “The Mark of Zorro.”
Justin Ray performs a diverse two-set offering Friday, Sept. 18 at The Altamont Theatre. The evening begins with Ray’s half-hour-long ensemble jazz composition, “Casanova and Cleopatra,” which hasn’t been performed live in nearly three years. The show also serves as a release of the album Evil Man Blues, Ray’s first foray into vocals.
Less than eight months after the release of the band’s acclaimed Aaron Dessner-produced album, The Lone Bellow plays Sunday, Sept. 20, at The Orange Peel.
This week’s roundup includes a documentary series at the East Asheville Library, the annual Movies by Movers Festival at Appalachian State University, two special screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and a workshop for local writers who want to transform prose into a working script.
Gospel-rapper Chance the Artist, an Asheville native currently based in Atlanta, headlines the Goombay on Sunday, Sept. 13. After turning his life around an devoting himself to positive rhymes, Chance finds himself on the cusp of some potentially major turning points, including the forthcoming debut of an official website, a DJ to enhance his live shows and a team to assist him on the business side.
This week’s roundup includes the new Movies That Matter series, acting classes and the Radical Reels Film Tour.
LAAFF returns for its 13th edition on Sunday, Sept. 6. This year bring a “pollinating the urban landscape” theme, educational workshops, a medieval castle that will host a foam swordplay competition and an interactive instrument station.
This week, learn about screenings of “A Walk in the Woods” at the Carolina Cinemas, “First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School” at the The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, and “Riding My Way Back” at the Free Rein Center.
In an effort to help support and raise awareness for the professional scene of which he’s an active member, Welsh has organized the inaugural Valley Music & Cook House Blues Festival on Saturday, Aug. 29. The lineup includes Miranda Clark, The Lowdown, Hurricane Bob, Zuzu Welsh Band, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, and Stolen Hearts
This week’s roundup includes classes from Asheville School of Film and filmmaker Kevin Peer, an exhibition at the Biltmore Estate and a screening at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
John Crutchfield’s latest play is built upon a small selection from a much larger unpublished work in prose called The Intimate Journals of Jacob Higginbotham. It runs at The Magnetic Theatre Thursday-Saturdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12.
National Georgraphic Explorer director/producer Kevin Peer leads the weekend workshop, “From Home Videos to National Geographic: Tools and Trade Secrets of Documentary Filmmaking,” which will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23, in Marshall.
The 5Point Film Festival, held on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15, is based in Colorado but celebrates the WNC community and hopes to inspire environmental stewardship and outdoor industry development.
This week in local film news, The Orange Peel screens “Merchants of Doubt,” BMCM+AC screens “How to Draw a Bunny” and New Belgium gears up for the return of its Clips Beer & Film Tour.
Bishopville, S.C.-based Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor perform at The Double Crown on Thursday, July 30, as part of the venue’s monthly soul gospel night.
Outdoor and adventure art-themes 5Point Film Festive comes to Asheville in August and a number of free screenings are scheduled around WNC.
This week in local moviemaking, Asheville 48 Hour Film Project winners are named, a new silent film series launches and WCU’s Controlled Chaos Film Festival screens student work.
After talks of a reunion for three years, influential South Florida riot-goth band Jack Off Jill holds a weekend-long get-together in Asheville. The show date falls of the 15 year anniversary of the release of the band’s final album, Clear Hearts, Grey Flowers.