Screen scene: Local film news

CASTING CALL: A still from the Idaho-set “Where It All Started.” The film is part of the Fly Fishing Film Tour on March 22 at Highland Brewing Co., tickets for which are currently available. Photo by Liam Gallagher

• The Midweek Matinees series continues its focus on Golden Globe-nominated films at the Saluda Community Library, 44 W. Main St., Saluda, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon, with Boy Erased; and on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at noon, with At Eternity’s Gate. The films will also be shown in the ongoing Film Fridays series at the Columbus Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, during which complimentary popcorn will be provided. At Eternity’s Gate will be shown on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. and Boy Erased will be shown on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. Free. polklibrary.org

Morgan’s Comics, 600 Haywood Road, hosts a Nerd Expedition to see Alita: Battle Angel on Sunday, Feb. 17. Attendees interested in carpooling are invited to meet at the shop before 6:45 p.m. Vehicles will depart for the 7:45 p.m. screening at the Carolina Cinemark, 1640 Hendersonville Road, and unite with other participants at the theater. Afterward, there will be a pizza gathering back at Morgan’s Comics to discuss the film. Advance tickets are available onlinemorganscomics.com

• The Cat Fly Film Fest, AVLFilm.com and The Asheville Studio, 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 75, co-host their monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer on Monday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m. Brad Hoover from Asheville School of Film will lead a free workshop on controlling and employing depth of field  — both shallow and deep — as an effective creative tool for filmmakers to enhance their visual storytelling. The gathering seeks to provide an opportunity for filmmakers and media artists in the Asheville area to network and meet one another. Post-event mingling will continue next door at Highland Brewing Co. Free to attend. avl.mx/5o9

The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., hosts a screening of Coming to America on Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Free to attend. theorangepeel.net

• Tickets are on sale for the Fly Fishing Film Tour on Friday, March 22, at Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200. The 13th annual traveling event emphasizes the people, places and fisheries that compose the vast world of fly-fishing. The latest installment vicariously takes viewers to Alaska, Florida, South Dakota, French Polynesia, British Columbia, the coast of Australia and other locations. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online and at Hunter Banks Fly Fishing, 29 Montford Ave. flyfilmtour.com

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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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