Special Events And Parties

Premiere Night Film and Gala presented by Fiore’s Cottonwood Ristorante Toscana

Thursday, 7-11 p.m., $40 per person
Film at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Pack Place, with Gala immediately following

The 2006 film festival will kick off on Thursday evening with The Architect. Following the film, ticket holders will adjourn to the lobby of Pack Place for spectacular food, beer, wine and festivities. For more information on The Architect, please see the film listings.


An Evening with Jennifer Tilly

Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $20 per person
Fine Arts Theatre – Lower

Enjoy a film and a cocktail reception with Jennifer Tilly. The film chosen by Ms. Tilly is Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, for which she received an Oscar nomination playing a ditzy gangster’s moll who wants to be an actress.


Dirty Dancing: Have the Time of Your Life!

Friday, 7-9:30 – p.m., $40 per person
Diana Wortham Theatre

A screening of Dirty Dancing with a party immediately following. Dance your way over to the Orange Peel, where Kellerman’s will be in full swing with a 7-piece band, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The party will adjourn to Wild Wing Cafe after 11 p.m. for more ’80s fun. Keep your ticket for admission.


Spotlight Celebration Awards Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, 6:30-11 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reception at Haywood Park Hotel Ballroom, 9 p.m. Awards Ceremony at Diana Wortham Theatre, $75 per person

Enjoy a cocktail reception and exciting awards ceremony celebration. Jennifer Tilly is the recipient of the 2006 Career Achievement Award.


Closing Night Film and Reception

Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $20 per person
Fine Arts Theatre

The festival will end on a high note with a showing of Candy followed by a reception with cocktails and appetizers in the lobby of Pack Place. For more information on Candy, see film listings.


48 Hour Film Project

Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m., Wild Wing Cafe and Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

For the past two years, Asheville has been host to the 48 Hour Film Project with over 50 teams competing. The 48 Hour Film Project held in over 35 cities around the world is the original film competition that asks filmmakers to make a movie in just 48 hours; meaning teams must write, produce, cast, shoot, edit, score and deliver in two days. This screening includes some of the best films from both the 2005 and 2006 competitions. The 48 Hour Film Project Asheville is organized by local producer Katie Kasben and sponsored by Asheville Pizza & Brewing, Bonesteel Films and AdvantageWest.

The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the 48 Hour Film Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers — emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. The emphasis is on “doing” instead of “talking.” In 2006, Baltimore — whose regional population is 2.5 million — had 28 teams compete, while Asheville — whose regional population is just 380,000 — had 33. Our filmmakers are enthusiastic and we look forward to the 48 Hour Film Project Asheville in 2007. Please go to www.48hourfilm.com for more information.

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