Screen scene: Local film news

SPONTANEOUS SCORING: Geologist, left, of Animal Collective will team with local musicians Michael Flanagan and Adam McDaniel for an improvised score to Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" on July 14 at Revolve. Photo by Tom Andrew

• The Musical Matinees weekly summer film series continues at the Columbus Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, on Friday, July 13, at 1 p.m. with Pitch Perfect. Free.

Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., continues its Phenomenal Friday Fantasy Films series on July 13, at 3 p.m. with The Neverending Story. Complimentary popcorn and drinks will be provided. Free.

Asheville Parks & Recreation continues its Movies in the Park series on Friday, July 13, at Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, with a screening of Ghostbusters (1984). Children’s craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at dusk. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs, blankets and snacks. Free.

Revolve, 821 Riverside Drive, No. 179, pays tribute to Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday on Saturday, July 14, at 9 p.m. with a live rescoring of the director’s Persona. The musical accompaniment will be improvised by Geologist of Animal Collective, Michael Flanagan and Adam McDaniel. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats and $5 standing room only, and available online.

Hi-Wire Brewing, 2 Huntsman Place, continues its Summer of Will film series, featuring movies starring Will Ferrell, on Saturday, July 14, at 8:30 p.m. with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The parking lot of the brewery’s Big Top facility will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater for the rain-or-shine event. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and other comfortable seating. Free.

Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave., celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine with screenings of the animated film on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online and at the Grail box office.

The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., continues its Summer Movie Series on Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m. with The Big Lebowski. Popcorn, candy and beverages will be available for purchase. 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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One thought on “Screen scene: Local film news

  1. boatrocker

    Proud to say my class staged a mutiny when forced to watch
    The Never Ending Story as a 5th grader. That movie was that bad.
    Picture the art teacher from Ghost World force feeding us that
    crap. Mutiny= everyone throwing their pencils up into the ceiling tiles so they stuck,
    making armpit farting noises and generally acting like punks.

    Though the movie had been out in the theater for a few years
    and available to rent, our teacher said
    “Well whaaaaat movie do you want to see then?”
    Answer? Clash of the Titans.

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