Screen scene: Local film news

I'LL BE QUIET: Bill Murray appears in a still from What About Bob? Hi-Wire Brewing shows the 1991 comedy on June 18 as part of its monthly outdoor Summer of Bill Murray movie series. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Home Video

Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts the North Carolina premiere of Food Choices on Wednesday, June 15. Michal Siewierski’s documentary explores the impact that food has on people’s health, the health of the planet, and on the lives of other living species. It also investigates multiple misconceptions about food, diet and supplements.

A meet-and-greet with public television personality Laura Theodore (“Jazzy Vegetarian”), one of the film’s interviewees, starts at 6:30 p.m., and the film screens at 7:45 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with local experts on food, health, agriculture and environmental issues. Tickets are $5 and available in advance or at the door.

Grail Moviehouse hosts Asheville School of Film student film screenings on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 1 p.m. Filmmaking 101 students produced a short digital film from conception to completion under the guidance of co-owners Brad Hoover and W.S. Pivetta, while Film 201/301 students made two separate short films. Free and open to the public.

Wedge Brewing Co. shows the cult comedy Revenge of the Nerds on Saturday, June 18, 15 minutes after sundown in its courtyard. Free and open to the public, but please bring folding chairs.

Hi-Wire Brewing will screen What About Bob? outdoors at its Big Top production facility on Saturday, June 18, at 8:30 p.m. The film is part of Hi-Wire’s monthly Summer of Bill Murray movie series that also includes Caddyshack (July 23), Groundhog Day (Aug. 20) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Sept. 17). Free and open to the public, but please bring lawn chairs and blankets. Hi-Wire beer and classic movie theater fare from Foothills Local Meats will be available for purchase.

The Grey Eagle hosts a screening of Positive Force: More Than a Witness on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Robin Bell’s documentary chronicles the Reagan-era origins of punk activist collective Positive Force D.C. and its subsequent 30 years of punk politics in action. The film features live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Rites of Spring, Nation of Ulysses and Anti-Flag, plus new interviews with key Positive Force activists including co-founder Mark Andersen and Jenny Toomey, as well as such supporters as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Dave Grohl, Ted Leo and Riot Grrrl co-founders Allison Wolfe and Kathleen Hanna. A Q&A with Bell, Bobby Sullivan of the Washington, D.C., band Soulside and Asheville activist Catherine Shane will follow the 69-minute feature. $7 advance/$10 day of show.


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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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One thought on “Screen scene: Local film news

  1. Big Al

    Best film lines ever:

    “Is this some kind of new therapy, Doc?”

    “Death Therapy, Bob. I guarantee it.”

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