Screen Scene: Local film news

TINA, EAT THE FOOD: Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. hosts live llamas and a screening of 'Napoleon Dynamite' on Aug. 1. Photo courtesy of the brewery

Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., 675 Merrimon Ave., celebrates the release of its Ginger the Llama Ginger Beer in six-packs of 12-ounce cans with a llama party on Thursday, Aug. 1. Live llamas from Llama Caddy will be in attendance 4-7 p.m., **UPDATE: A forecast of thunderstorms that evening has prompted the brewery to postpone the llama appearance to a later date. The screening of Napoleon Dynamite, which famously stars Tina the llama, will take place as regularly scheduled. Tickets to the film are $3 and available online and at the theater’s box office. Refunds will be offered to ticket holders if they decide to pass on the film.** ashevillebrewing.com

• The Silent Sundays series returns to Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave., on Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., with a pair of comedies: Buster Keaton’s feature-length Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) and Hal Roach’s short film Young Mr. Jazz (1919), starring Harold Lloyd. Film historian Frank Thompson will introduce the selections and participate in a post-screening Q&A. Local stride pianist Andrew J. Fletcher will provide a live, improvised score for each film. Tickets are $12 and available online or at the Grail box office. grailmoviehouse.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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