Screen scene: Local film news

TAG TEAM: A graffiti artist practices his craft in a still from "Style Wars." The 1983 documentary kicks off a new hip-hop film series July 27 at Grail Moviehouse, hosted by local artist Gus Cutty. Photo courtesy of Public Art Films

Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., 675 Merrimon Ave., kicks off its Kleenex Klassics on Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. with Steel Magnolias. Boxes of tissues will be provided for each row in the theater. Tickets are $3 and available online and at the venue’s main bar.

• The Musical Matinees weekly summer film series continues at the Columbus Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, on Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m. with West Side Story. Free.

Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., continues its Phenomenal Friday Fantasy Films series on July 27 at 3 p.m. with Legend. Complimentary popcorn and drinks will be provided. Free.

• The Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road, continues its Summer Film Series on Tuesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. with Reap the Wild. The 1942 swashbuckler is directed by Cecil B. DeMille and stars Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard and, in a supporting role, John Wayne. Local film historian Chip Kaufmann hosts the screening. Complimentary popcorn will be provided. Free.

Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave., is teaming with local artist Gus Cutty for a hip-hop film series. The first offering is Style Wars on Friday, July 27, at 9:30 p.m. The 1983 documentary chronicles New York City street culture in the early 1980s, focusing on graffiti artists, b-boys, DJs and MCs. Tickets are $10 and available online and at the Grail box office.

• The town of Rutherford College’s Movies in the Park series continues Saturday, July 28, at Municipal Park, 950 Malcolm Blvd., with Despicable Me 3. The film will start at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Complimentary water and snacks will be provides. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Free.

Silver Fork Winery, 5000 Patton Road, Morganton, continues its Movies Under the Stars series on Saturday, July 28, with Beauty and the Beast (2017). The film will begin at dark (roughly 8:30 p.m.). Attendees are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic supper. Free to attend.

Upstairs Artspace Gallery, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon, presents a screening of David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts on Sunday, July 29, next door at the newly renovated Tryon Theatre. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at the gallery, followed by a screening of the documentary about one of Britain’s most popular artists, centering on his major exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016. Tickets are $40 and available online and at the gallery.


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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

    Pardon the all caps but for the Grailmoviehouse
    The folks with spray paint who do it quick and dirty are the same
    as a comedian who can improv like a champ or a birthday clown guy who can
    twist a balloon into the shape of a giraffe!
    I own 3 pieces of original art from a ‘spraypaint busker’ guy
    who used to do it up across the street from the Science Museum.
    He looked the part of every down on his luck guy but would challenge me to time him.
    3 minutes or less.

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