Screen scene: Local film news

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: The Asheville Ski Club presents the adventure film Chasing Shadows at New Mountain Friday, Nov. 13. Photo still from the film

White Horse Black Mountain‘s “Movies that Matter” series continues Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., with Overfed and Undernourished. Australian filmmaker Troy Jones’ documentary examines a global epidemic and modern lifestyles by way of 176-pound preteen Liam Gollé’s journey to regain his health from the inside out. The film is interspersed with interviews and advice from leading health and wellness experts from around the world and offers simple solutions to improve the quality of viewers’ diets, lifestyles and personal bonds. Tickets are $6 and available online and at the White Horse box office.

The Haywood County Arts Council and Western Carolina University are partnering to present .MOV: Experiments in Sensory Design. The screening takes place Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at The Strand boutique cinema in downtown Waynesville. A collaborative project between the School of Music and the School of Art and Design at WCU, .MOV features original, professionally produced student works, including animation, digital media music, video, motion graphics, information graphics and other mixed-media experiments created in and outside of coursework.

A post-film Q&A session will be led by project coordinator Jon Jicha, professor of art at the School of Art and Design, and Mary Anna Lafratta, associate professor at the same institution. Tickets are $3 for adults/$1 for students and are available online and at The Strand.

• The West Asheville Library kicks off its new “After-school Alien Invasion Movie Series” Friday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m., with Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The event is free and open to the public.

The Asheville Ski Club presents a special screening of Chasing Shadows at New Mountain Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 p.m. The 66th annual work from esteemed winter sports film group Warren Miller Entertainment follows the world’s biggest names in skiing and snowboarding as they pursue their outdoor passions. The film features JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, Steven Nyman, Marcus Caston, Ingrid Backstrom and more on the French Alps, Alaska’s Chugach, Utah’s Wasatch, the Chilean Andes and the Himalayas. Tickets are $10.

• The feature-length documentary Cataloochee will be screened at the Enka-Candler Library Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. The film tells the story of the Cataloochee Valley, the settlers who lived there for a century and the movement to form a national park that includes the valley. It was produced by the Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society in cooperation with Western Carolina University under the direction of Katherine Bartel. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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