Screen scene: Local film news

ANIMATED DURESS: Pictured is a still from "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope," a documentary about the science of adverse childhood experiences. Crossnore School & Children's Home hosts a screening of the film on Aug. 28 at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Photo courtesy of KPJR Films

• The Musical Matinees weekly summer film series continues at the Columbus Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, on Friday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Free. polklibrary.org

Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., concludes its Phenomenal Friday Fantasy Films series on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. with Dragonslayer. Complimentary popcorn and drinks will be provided. Free. avl.mx/514

Asheville School of Film will screen its latest batch of student films on Saturday, Aug. 25, 9:30-11 a.m., at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., 675 Merrimon Ave. The program includes projects from all three Summer Teen Camps as well as the Spring Teen Film course, Intro to Filmmaking, Intermediate Film and more. The overall suggested rating is PG-13. Free to attend. ashevilleschooloffilm.com

• On Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m., Bill Moore Park (formerly Fletcher Community Park), 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, hosts a Family Outdoor Movie Night screening of The Lion King. The Fletcher Parks & Recreation concession stand will be open selling food and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Free. fletchernc.org

• The Asheville Vegan Society kicks off Vegan Awareness Week on Monday, Aug. 27, 6:30-8 p.m., with a screening of Vegan 2017 at Garlik Vegan, 3754 Brevard Road, Suite 108, Horse Shoe. The film is the third installment in a series of annual movies by the publication Plant Based News and documents the global journey of veganism throughout the titular year, spotlighting its triumphs and the challenges the movement has faced as it continues to grow. Complimentary pizzas, water and tea will be provided. The bar will be open for other drink purchases. Free to attend, but attendees are asked to reserve one of the 25 available seats online with a $5 refundable deposit. avl.mx/580

Crossnore School & Children’s Home hosts a screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5-8 p.m. at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. The one-hour documentary explores the science of adverse childhood experiences. The film will be followed by a talk-back panel. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Free, but please register online so organizers may adequately prepare. avl.mx/57z

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