Screen scene: Local film news

LEGALLY FIT: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg exercises in this still from the new documentary "RBG." The statewide nonpartisan nonprofit Women AdvaNCe hosts a screening of the film on May 17 at the Fine Arts Theatre, one day before its official local release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Women AdvaNCe, a statewide nonpartisan nonprofit, hosts a pre-screening of RBG on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. The new documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be followed by a panel discussion on the Equal Rights Amendment, co-hosted by the ERA Alliance North Carolina, with an emphasis on local efforts to persuade North Carolina lawmakers to ratify the constitutional amendment. The event is also the launch of the 2018 N.C. Women’s Summit, which will take place Nov. 10 at The Collider. Tickets to the screening are $10 and available online and at the Fine Arts box office. RBG officially opens at the theater on May 18.

• On Friday, May 18, 3-5 p.m., the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road, hosts a Book-to-Movie showing of We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller (Justice League). Free.

• The next selection in Nerdy Stitch Night at Purl’s Yarn Emporium, 10 Wall St., is Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. The screening takes place Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m., and attendees are invited to bring a project on which to work during the film. Free to attend.

• On Tuesday, May 22, at 6 p.m., the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, presents Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity. The film is the first of four screenings and discussions of film noir classics. The events will be hosted by N.C. Film Critics Association member James Rosario, who will introduce each film and lead a post-screening talk. Free.

Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Road, shows The Last Dragon on Thursday, May 24, at 8 p.m. The martial arts film is part of the brewery’s Archetype Theater Presents series. Free to attend.

• The Hendersonville Community Co-op, 60 S. Charleston Lane, hosts a screening of Farmers for America on Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8 p.m. The documentary explores how young people are stepping up to help sustain the domestic farming industry. The event includes an information session about the Organic Growers School’s Farm Beginnings program, which trains new and beginning farmers and helps them overcome barriers to land and capital. Free to attend.


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for 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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