Screen Scene: Local film news

NEVER SAY NEVERLAND: The 1924 adaptation of 'Peter Pan' is part of the latest Silent Sundays program at Grail Moviehouse on Oct. 6. Photo courtesy of Kino Video

• There are two opportunities to see the 2018 documentary Paris to Pittsburgh, about U.S. citizens developing practical solutions to combat climate change, narrated by Rachel Brosnahan (Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville, will host a screening on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m., and Blue Ghost Brewing Co., 125 Underwood Road, Fletcher, will show the film on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Free to attend.

• The monthly Silent Sundays series continues at Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave., on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., with a pair of adventure films. First up is the 14-minute short The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912), about a young boy who escapes his oppressive mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group and dreams of a place without worries. It will be followed by the feature-length 1924 adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Film historian Frank Thompson will introduce the selections and participate in a post-screening Q&A. Local multi-instrumentalist/composer Gabrielle Tee will provide a live, improvised piano score for each film. Tickets are $12 and available online or at the Grail box office.

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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  1. Chip Kaufmann

    The young woman who portrays PETER PAN is Betty Bronson who was a well known star during the silent era. She was selected by J. M. Barrie himself to portray Peter. In 1932 she put her career on hold, married North Carolinian Ludwig Lauerhauss, and resided in Asheville during most of the 1930s. As was customary at the time, she is usually referred to as Mrs Ludwig Lauerhauss during her stay in Asheville. She would later make a few appearances on TV during the 1960s with the occasional movie appearance up until 1971, the year she died.

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